The trial of an Ottumwa mother accused of killing her daughter in July of 2018 has been delayed until February 11th of 2020. Kelsie Thomas is accused of strangling 5 year old Chloe Chandler at the Family home on North James Street in Ottumwa. According to investigators she admitted to killing the young girl shortly following her arrest. Thomas was expected to begin trial next week however, her defense team said that they need additional time to prepare an expert witness. She remains in custody at the Wapello County jail on a $500,000 bond.