Mistrial in baby killing

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McKinney, Texas

A Texas jury deadlocked this week in the trial of a woman accused of killing her infant daughter by cutting off the baby’s arms. Ten jurors believed the woman, Dena Schlosser, did not know right from wrong, and was therefore not guilty by reason of insanity. One member of the panel thought she was guilty, and another couldn’t decide. A psychiatrist testifying for the defense said the woman believed that God had commanded her to cut off the baby’s arms. When police arrived at the Schlosser home the day the baby, Maggie, died, they found her bleeding in her crib as her mother, covered in blood, listened to a church hymn. Prosecutors have not yet said whether they will try the case again.

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