Sunday, October 21, 2012
Cathleen Koch received an eight-year prison term last month in the 2010 beating of her daughter in a St. Charles motel room.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
A woman whose eight-year prison sentence for allowing her boyfriend to severely beat her then-2-year-old daughter will ask a judge next week to reduce her sentence. Cathleen A Koch, 30, will ask a judge on Oct. 25 to reduce her sentence, according to court records. Koch's story brought a firestorm of criticism and anger from St. Charles Patch and Huffington Post readers late last month. Koch received the eight-year term on Sept 26 for her earlier guilty plea to one count of aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony; five counts of obstructing justice, each a Class 4 felony; and seven counts of child endangerment, each a Class A misdemeanor. As part of the pleas, she agreed that the actions that caused injury to her daughter were …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Cathleen A. Koch refused to protect her toddler from a boyfriend who severely beat her in 2010. He already is serving a 15-year term.
A judge on Wednesday sentenced a former St. Charles woman to eight years in prison because she refused to protect her daughter from her boyfriend, who punched the 23-month-old girl 10 times and slammed her face-first into a bed.in 2010. Cathleen A. Koch, 30, whose last known address was in the 1500 block of East Main Street, St. Charles, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony; five counts of obstructing justice, each a Class 4 felony; and seven counts of child endangerment, each a Class A misdemeanor. In addition, Koch agreed that the actions that caused injury to her daughter were exceptionally brutal or heinous in nature and indicative of wanton cruelty. Before he announced the sentence, Sixteenth …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Here's a couple of court cases St. Charles Patch is following.
Koch trial to go ahead in March After failing in an attempt to have her statements to police thrown out, Cathleen Koch is now scheduled to go to trial in March on charges related to the 2010 beating of her daughter in a St. Charles motel. Koch's reported boyfriend, James Cooper, is charged causing severe injuries to the young girl, while Koch is accused of lying to police investigating the case. She had attempted to have her statements suppressed, but a judge denied that request last week after several hearings. Cooper is now trying to have his comments to police suppressed, and is due for a Dec. 1 hearing. Follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook! Flasher lands prison sentence A Rockford man has been sentenced to three years in prison after …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Here's a look ahead at court appearances in Kane and DuPage counties.
Here in Kane County, the death-threat-to-GHS-dean case is back in court this week, as is the county clerk's budget lawsuit and the Cathleen Koch request for visitation with her daugher, who was severely beaten. And farther afield, in Woodridge, courts upheld Christina Beltran's 2007 murder conviction for beating her daughter to death. Here's a roundup of what's happening in courts this week. Geneva—Daniel Diomedes, indicted on a charge of sending a death threat via e-mail to a dean at Geneva High School, is scheduled for an Aug. 31 hearing on the 9 a.m. call in 313. Geneva—Circuit Clerk Deb Seyller's lawsuit against the county regarding budget issues returns to court on Aug. 31 on the 9 a.m. call in 320 at the downtown courthouse. St. …