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� 1 Joy Susanne Mackert (Appellant) appeals from the October 28, 1997 judgment of sentence entered by the trial court following a jury trial at which she was found guilty of murder in the third degree*fn1 and two counts of endangering the welfare of children (EWOC).*fn2 For the following reasons, we vacate the judgment of sentence and remand for appointment of new counsel and a new trial. The relevant facts and procedural history of this case are as follows.

� 2 Appellant lived with her husband, Kyle Mackert, and four small children. Two of the children, S.M., who was four years of age on the day in question, and S.W., who was two years old, were the children of Appellant from previous relationships. A third child, A.M., was the four-month old son of Appellant and Kyle Mackert.*fn3 The fourth child at the Mackert home was the victim, Amber Mackert (Amber), the twenty-three-month old daughter of Kyle Mackert and Gina Coultier. Kyle Mackert had physical custody of Amber, and Gina Coultier had weekly visits with Amber on Sundays.

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