A Sheboygan Falls woman accused of killing her young child is heading to trial.
A Sheboygan County judge found enough evidence Wednesday afternoon to bind 27-year-old Katlyn Kinateder over for trial on one count each of intentional homicide and hiding a body, following the death of her two-year-old son earlier this month. Kinateder is accused of suffocating the boy with a Wal-Mart shopping bag.
In court on Wednesday, Sheboygan Falls police investigator Doug Hall testified that Kinateder told police during an interview that she had “lost her mind” and that voices had told her that her son could not be alive any more.
After the hearing, District Attorney Joe DeCecco stated that he’s expecting defense attorneys to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. “A lot of people have mental health problems. Now this is an extreme example, obviously, if what she says is true, but we’ll wait until the medical professionals make a determination and then we’ll figure this out.”
Kinateder was arrested earlier this month after allegedly calling dispatch and saying she’d killed her child. As responding officers were approaching the stairs up into a condominium, court records say she advanced on them with a large kitchen knife. Officers eventually convinced her to put the knife down, but police were forced to taze her to take her into custody after she started fighting with them.
Police and deputies then entered the home and found the child pulseless and not breathing inside a cardboard box, wrapped up in a blanket. The boy was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.
Kinateder is being held on a $750,000 cash bond. She’ll be back in court for arraignment August 29th.