- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - A Lake County judge says an Illinois baby sitter charged with killing a 3-month-old Wisconsin girl will go to trial Feb. 29 unless progress on a plea deal is made.

The (Waukegan) News-Sun reports (https://trib.in/1QLG6zY) that the judge ruled this week after defense attorneys asked to delay 37-year-old Sarah Gumm’s trial until March. Prosecutors want to go to trial.

Judge Victoria Rossetti gave both sides until Monday for plea negotiations. The judge said she would consider pretrial motions Monday if there isn’t any movement on a resolution.

Gumm is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2012 death of Rylan Aislee Koopmeiners of Kenosha, Wisconsin. She is accused of causing a head injury that resulted in the baby’s death at her home in Waukegan, Illinois.


Information from: Lake County News-Sun, https://newssun.chicagotribune.com/

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