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Mother accused of killing son appears in court

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 16:13:56-04

27-year-old Katlyn Kinateder, the woman accused of killing her 2-year-old son will undergo a mental examination after pleading not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

Kinateder's attorneys asked a Sheboygan County judge for time to complete the exam which will likely delay the start of her trial. Prosecutors will likely challenge the defense's third party expert and offer one of their own.

Kinateder is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the Aug. 4 death of her son Dexter. she is accused of suffocating her child with a plastic bag and hiding his body in a cardboard box.
 
The lead investigator in the case, Sheboygan Falls Officer Douglas Hall, testified in an earlier court appearance  Kinateder told him she had "lost her mind" and that "voices told her (Dexter) couldn't live anymore."
 
She remains behind bars on a $750,000 bond.