Bond $2M for Rockford mother in son's death

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 10:42 p.m. CDT

ROCKFORD – A judge has set bond at $2 million for the mother accused of stabbing her 8-year-old son to death.

The Rockford Register Star reported an autopsy shows Thomas Kossow died of multiple stab wounds. The boy's body was found early Tuesday on the driveway of his home. His mother, 39-year-ol Jody L. Kossow, is charged with first-degree murder in the third grader's death.

Kossow's bond was set Wednesday after she was arrested Tuesday. She is held in the Winnebago County jail and it was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.

A community fund has been set up to raise $8,000 to help pay for the boy's funeral expenses. The service is planned for Friday.

Grief counselors are workign with students at the boy's elementary school.

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