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Murder Trial Set for Ottumwa Mom Investigators Say Admitted to Strangling Daughter
OTTUMWA, Iowa – The trial for an Ottumwa mother investigators say confessed to strangling her five-year-old daughter with pajama pants has been scheduled for September. A pretrial order filed Monday reveals Kelsie Thomas will stand trial for her daughter Cloe Chandler’s murder on September 10th. The child was found unresponsive in the family’s home on North James Street on July 19th, 2018. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.