Lodmell to be Committed

Lodmell to be Committed

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(KSL News) -- The women accused of kidnapping and killing her granddaughter will most likely spent the rest of her life in a mental institution.

Kelly Lodmell was found innocent by insanity of taking her 19-month old granddaughter and drowning her in the Snake River in Idaho.

Friday morning, the court ruled Lodmell presents a danger to the public and needs long term treatment in a secure facility.

Attorneys on both sides believe an institution is a best place for Lodmell.

Her family agrees, but still, the news hit hard.

Richard Lambert, Assistant U.S. Attorney: "Miss Lodmell was or is a very disturbed individual and a highly dangerous individual."

Linda Lodmell, Kelly's Mother: "Yeah, she murdered the baby, but I will never see Kelly again."

Lodmell has been committed indefinitely.

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