Woman Who Cut Off Baby's Arms To Be Released

A woman who killed her 10-month-old daughter by cutting off her arms with a kitchen knife is being released from a state mental hospital.

Dena Schlosser killed her baby, Maggie, in 2004 and was found not guilty by reason of insanity two years later. She'll be released into outpatient treatment within the next month, Collin County prosecutor Curtis Howard said Friday.

A court on Thursday ordered her release.  It will be several weeks before Schlosser actually leaves the state hospital in Rusk and heads into an outpatient program.

Schlosser testified at trial that she killed the baby because she wanted to give the baby to God. Her first trial ended with a hung jury, and in 2006 she was sent to a state mental hospital.

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