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4/4/2008-Smith County

Mother Appears For Hearing On Killing Baby

A Tyler mother accused of strangling her 2-year old son was in court Friday. 38-year old Catherine Alana Stevens is charged with capital murder and appeared for a pre-trial hearing.

Police say Stevens admitting to killing her son. Police also say she's mentally ill.

Accordin to the arrest affidavit, she strangled her child to death by using her hands to stop the child's breathing. It also said the child's father may have walked in on the murder when she was "smothering" the child.

Danielle Capper, Reporting


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