Woman to stand trial in child safety seat strangulation case, Pittsburg, Kansas

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A judge has decided that a woman accused of strangling her 13-month-old son with the straps of his car safety seat should stand trial on a charge of first-degree murder.

District Judge A.J. Wachter ordered Cara M. Lloyd, 28, bound over for trial at a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Crawford County District Court in Pittsburg.

An agent with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Lloyd was quite upset when she told him two days later, during an interview at a funeral home, that she had found her son accidentally strangled in the harness of the child safety seat in which she had taken him to the friend’s home for a barbecue.

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