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Mother Who Killed Her Baby Ruled Mentally Ill

March 09, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

A mother who repeatedly swung her 7-month-old daughter headfirst into a sidewalk was found not responsible for the baby's death because she was mentally ill.

Kirsten Vanderlinde, 36, will likely spend years in a psychiatric institution, her attorney said in Buffalo after Erie County Judge Shirley Troutman issued the verdict.

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