Milwaukee mother accused of killing son pleads not guilty

CREATED Apr 7, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee mother accused of killing her 14-month old son on March 9 pled not guilty in court on Monday.

A criminal complaint alleges that Nora Zylstra, 36, suffocated her toddler, Leonidas, with a blanket and pillow.

Zylstra told police she was upset the toddler's father moved out of the house and did not want her son to "come from a broken home" and "deal with the pain and suffering."