Troy Woman Found Guilty of Killing Son

By: AP
By: AP

TROY, Kan. (AP) _ A Doniphan County judge finds a 21-year-old
northeast Kansas woman guilty of killing her infant son last year.
The judge's decision came after Tamara Sue Kostman pleaded no
contest Wednesday to the charge of second-degree intentional murder
in the September 2007 death of her infant son, Dillon Kostman
Trant.
Prosecutors say Kostman suffocated the boy shortly after his
birth by placing a wash cloth in his mouth. Police found the baby's
body during a search of an apartment Kostman shared with the
infant's father.
At a January hearing, witnesses testified that Kostman denied
her pregnancy and continued to drink alcohol on weekends while
pregnant.
Sentencing is set for Nov. 7.


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