A Rockton woman plead not guilty in Winnebago County court yesterday after she allegedly left her newborn baby to freeze to death outside during the winter of 2004.
The child is known as "Baby Crystal" as she was found frozen to death and stuffed in plastic shopping bags along with bloody clothing on the side a road in rural Rockton.
Katie Stockton, the mother of the child, has been arrested involving the murder of her baby. If found guilty, she could spend the rest of her life in prison.
Winnebago county authorities tied Stockton to the child through DNA evidence.
No trial date has been set at this time in the case. Stockton returns to court on November 13th for a hearing.