Lilly Schroeder is dressed as police officer for Halloween in October 2017. She had just turned 3 two weeks before her death.
Cook gets life term in Lilly’s death

Kayla Marie Cook was sentenced to life in prison Monday after jurors convicted her of homicide by child abuse in the 2017 death of 3-year-old Lilly Schroeder.
Jurors deliberated for three hours after the weeklong trial, and a collective gasp filled the courtroom as the guilty verdict was read aloud. Lilly’s family packed one side of the courtroom for the entire trial, while Cook had only a handful of supporters on the other side.


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