Thomas waives jury trial

The retrial of an Ottumwa woman accused of killing her five-year-old daughter will not be decided by a jury.  Kelsie Thomas waived her right to a trial by jury Thursday (9/10).  That means a judge will decide on Thomas’ guilt or innocence when Thomas has a second trial in October.  You’ll remember Thomas is accused of killing her daughter, Cloe Chandler, in July 2018.  This past March, Thomas was cleared of child endangerment causing death, but there was a hung jury on a first degree murder charge.


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