Woman Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Killing Baby 56 Years Ago

Thu, May 2, 2013 5:27pm EST by 7 Comments
Ruby Klokow Jail
Photo courtesy Sheboygan Co. Sheriff's Dept

A 76-year-old grandma finally faced justice in the tragic 1957 death of her 6-month-old daughter. The Wisconsin woman was charged with the maximum sentence for the negligent death.

Ruby C. Klokow, 76, walked into a Wisconsin courtroom expecting to receive 45 days in jail for second-degree murder charges in the 1957 death of her baby girl. But instead of lenience, Judge Angela Sutkiewicz shocked the entire courtroom when she handed out the maximum sentence — 10 years in prison.

Grandma Sentenced To Jail Over Death — What Happened To Her Baby Girl

Ruby was charged on May 2 in the negligent death of her 6-month daughter mysteriously died. The death was ruled an accident at the time, but Ruby revealed in court that she roughly threw her baby girl on the couch, causing her to bounce off to the floor and died.

The case was reopened in 2008 when her son revealed the horrific abuse he suffered at the hands of Ruby, and the case of her baby’s death was investigated again — and she was charged with second-degree murder. In February, Ruby entered a no-contest charge to the plea, and expected to receive 45 days.

Her son also said his mom abused him and his mentally disabled younger brother growing up, including hitting the younger boy’s  toes with a hammer.

Ruby C. Klowkow Sentenced To 10 Years

However, Judge Angela Sutkiewicz was clearly disgusted with the case, and handed down the maximum sentence of 10 years in jail.

“What happened to Jeaneen Klokow was no accident. It was caused by the defendant’s reckless actions,” she said, according to the Daily Mail.

We’re so glad justice is finally served. What do YOU think of Judy getting the maximum sentence, HollyMoms? Do you agree?

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Posted at 5:53 PM on May 4, 2013  

We need more judges like Angela in the world.

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Posted at 7:02 AM on May 3, 2013  

It brings me no comfort for an old person to go to prison for a horrendous crime they committed a lifetime ago. They lived their life. At least, I hope she was tormented with guilt but I doubt it.

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yvonne jimenez

Posted at 6:07 AM on May 3, 2013  

This baby died ,in 1956 she should have put away then .the other kids would have not suffered if justice were served.

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Posted at 9:53 PM on May 2, 2013  

The case was reopened in 2008 because of the son’s complaint of abuse and It took detectives and courts 5yrs. to put this sicko where she belongs, locked up., unbelievable and sad.. I think she deserves the max. sentence. But how and what made Ruby reveal this info about the baby in court now after 20yrs.?

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Posted at 9:26 PM on May 2, 2013  

good she can rot and die in prison… horrible to abuse children that way… the monster…

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Abused Daughter

Posted at 7:08 PM on May 2, 2013  

I agree with Elvis. This took so long.
If she lives past her sentence, this will be all in vain.

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Posted at 5:51 PM on May 2, 2013  


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