(Rockford, Illinois) A judge's ruling in the Katie Stockton case could be a victory, or a defeat, depending on Stockton's future court strategy. Circuit Court Judge Truitt ruled statements she made during a 2009 police interview could be used against Stockton, if she testifies in court during her trial. Since her defense team didn't challenge the motion experts believe it's an indication she will never take the stand. Stockton is accused of leaving her newborn infant to freeze to death by the side of a rural road in 2004. Two weeks ago Judge Truitt ruled much of what Stockton allegedly confessed couldn't be used against her . But investigative reporter Bob Shaper, who's covering the case says even if the confession can't be used she may not walk free. "Shaper adds, "It is a sad, sad story on many levels." Stockton is back in court January 13th for another hearing.