Illinois mother arrested for death of child found fit to stand trial

An Illinois mother facing a first degree murder charge is deemed fit to stand trial.

Posted: Mar. 5, 2018 1:05 PM

COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - An Illinois mother facing a first degree murder charge is deemed fit to stand trial.

We're talking about 22-year-old Savannah Weiss.

The Charleston Police Department says in early December Weiss' toddler was found dead in her home. Officials say Weiss confessed to leaving the two-year-old inside of a pack-n-play unattended for several days. An autopsy revealed the cause of death was dehydration and malnourishment.

Since then, Weiss has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

She's currently being held in the Coles County Jail and is due back in court in April.

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