Woman Who Attacked Young Sons in Buchanan County Seeks New Trial

A woman serving a life sentence for a cutting the throats of her two young sons is asking for a new trial.

44-year old Michelle Kehoe attacked her boys near a pond east of Littleton in Buchanan County in 2008. She was sentenced to life for the death of her 2-year old son Seth, and to 25 years for the attack on her then-7-year-old son. She then turned the knife on herself after the attack on the boys. Kehoe initially told investigators she and her children were kidnapped and attacked by someone else.

The Courier reports that Kehoe was in court Thursday for a hearing on her motion. She testified that she should get a new trial because her diminished mental state kept her from taking the stand in her 2009 trial.

A judge will issue a ruling on Kehoe’s motion at a later date.


(story courtesy of Associated Press)