The trial of Michelle Kehoe came to a close on November 5th, 2009 when the jury found Kehoe guilty of murdering her son. The case of the State of Iowa vs. Michelle Kehoe was heard and tried in the Buchanan County District Court in November 2009. Michelle Kehoe was charged on three counts: murder in the first degree, attempt to commit murder, and child endangerment resulting in serious injury.
On October 28th, 2008, Michelle Kehoe murdered her two year old son Seth, attempted to kill her seven year old son, Sean, and attempted to kill herself. Kehoe pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
The week long trial had a jury composed of eight women and four men that took only two hours to reach a verdict. The judge read out the jury’s verdict on the first count: murder in the first degree. “We the jury find the defendant guilty of murder in the first degree” (video). The jury came back with a second verdict on attempt to commit murder: “We the jury find the defendant guilty of the attempt to commit murder”(video). And finally, the judge read the verdict on the third count: “We the jury find the defendant guilty of child endangerment resulting in serious injury” (video). After the guilty verdicts, Kehoe was sentenced to life in prison.
Source: Michelle Kehoe Guilty of Murdering Son: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk5YsNF-1GY