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Mother charged in death of 8-year-old son

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 11:20 a.m. CDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A Rockford mother is facing a first-degree murder charge for the stabbing death of her 8-year-old son.

Authorities say 39-year-old Jody L. Kossow was arrested Tuesday after her son was found dead in a driveway.

Deputy Chief Dominic Iasparro said in a statement that a woman was found next to the boy, who had stab wounds to his body.

An autopsy is being performed by the Winnebago County coroner's office.

It wasn't immediately clear if Kossow had an attorney and a telephone number listed for her was disconnected.

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