Leavenworth woman pleads not guilty in young son's death

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Catherine Smith (Leavenworth County Sheriff) Catherine Smith (Leavenworth County Sheriff)
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 31-year-old Leavenworth woman has pleaded not guilty in the death of her 19-month-old son.

Catherine Smith is charged with second-degree murder after her son's death in November 2018. She pleaded on Monday.

The Leavenworth Times reports Smith allegedly left her son in a room where the temperature exceeded 90 degrees without checking on him for an extended time.

Smith is free on bond. Court records indicate she was released Sept. 16 on a $25,000 bond.

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