Murder trial of Wellington mother goes to the jury

Lindsey Nicole Blansett appearing in Sumner Co. Court, April 2015
Lindsey Nicole Blansett appearing in Sumner Co. Court, April 2015

WELLINGTON, Kansas — The murder trial for Lindsey Nicole Blansett continued Monday in Sumner County Court with arguments from the defense.

Blansett is charged with murder in the December 2014 death of her 10-year-old son, Caleb.

Caleb Blansett, 10, was killed December 2014.
Caleb Blansett, 10, was killed December 2014.

A full jury was selected Wednesday morning, with two alternates.

During opening statements last week, the Sumner County Attorney, and prosecutor in the case, Kerwin L. Spencer, said that Blansett took a rock and knife, and struck Caleb with both objects until he died. Spencer also noted that Caleb tried to defend himself.

Blansett’s defense attorney, Michael Brown, said his client was under a lot of pressure at the time and that people noticed a change in her personality, leading up to Caleb’s murder.

Spencer finished arguments in the case on Thursday.

Lindsey Nicole Blansett appeared in Sumner Co. Court Monday, October 26, 2015. She will not testify.
Lindsey Nicole Blansett appeared in Sumner Co. Court Monday, October 26, 2015. She will not testify.

Brown began arguments for the defense on Monday morning. Lindsey Nicole Blansett will not take the stand to testify in her own defense. The defense rested prior to lunch.

One rebuttal witness is expected to take the stand Monday, around 1:00 p.m.

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