Kelsie Thomas to go on trial in October

Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 5:54 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) -The mother accused of murdering her daughter in 2018 will go back on trial in October. This time a judge will decide Kelsie Thomas' fate.

Court documents show she waived her right to a jury trial, so now a bench trial will take place.

Thomas faces a retrial on the charge of murder. In March, a jury acquitted on the charge of child endangerment causing injury but failed to reach a unanimous verdict on the murder charge.

Court records also show her attorney tried to get the case dismissed, but the judge ruled against the motion.

Her next trial is set for October 13th in Wapello County.

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