The trial of a Coralville woman, who’s accused of killing her son and attempting to kill another, has been delayed. Thirty-five-year-old Michelle Kehoe’s trial had been scheduled to start next Wednesday, March 18th, but a defense motion asking for a continuance was granted during a pretrial conference on Tuesday.
Kehoe is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and child endangerment. She was found on October 26th of last year in a rural area of Buchanan County with her 2-year-old son, Seth, and 7-year-old son, Sean. All three had cuts across their throats. Seth Kehoe died from his injuries.
Court documents show investigators recovered a knife from a nearby pond and Sean told them his mother caused his injuries and killed his younger brother. A new trial date has not been set.