A judge says a history of violence against children can be used as evidence against a Sioux Falls man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
A Bemidji woman who allegedly allowed her 6-year-old cousin to freeze to death has been found incompetent to stand trial. Twenty-two-year-old Rachel Stacey Downer was charged with manslaughter in the death of Mercedes Mayfield.
A 19-year-old Kasson man is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of a Byron teen, who died outside on a subzero morning after a night of drug use. According to the Dodge County Attorney’s Office, Darren James Rice is accused of kicking 15-year-old Noah Graddy out of Rice’s grandmother’s house in the early morning of Jan. 22.
A 53-year-old Minneapolis man was found guilty of manslaughter in Hennepin County Court Tuesday in the shooting death of 23-year-old Jeremiah Curtis. The suspect, Eddie Niles Hubbard, had been friends with Curtis for a long time and was living with him and his girlfriend during May 2013 incident on the 2900 block of Girard Ave. N. in Minneapolis.
An Eagan day care provider has been sentenced in the death of 3-month-old child. On Thursday, Beverly Anne Greenagel of Eagan was sentenced to 45 days in jail and 10 years of probation in connection with the death of Dane Joseph Ablidinger while she was in Greenagel’s care at her home day care facility.
Rachel Downer was charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the Feb. 27 incident, where 6-year-old Mercedes Mayfield was left out in the bitter cold outside a Bemidji apartment and later found dead.
Charges are expected Monday against a 22-year-old woman in Bemidji, who was arrested in connection with the death of her 6-year-old cousin. Rachel Downer is facing charges of manslaughter and felony neglect of a child in the death of Mercedes Mayfield. Downer was watching her cousin last month when the little girl was found frozen to death at the entrance of her apartment. The temperature at the time was minus 27.
A fellowship gathering is scheduled in Sioux Falls in honor of the 2-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter in connection with the 2012 death of the woman’s 1-year-old son, according to officials.
A 59-year-old Goodview man is sentenced to nearly five years in prison in the drug-related death of his 34-year-old son. Authorities say Jeffrey Schumacher Sr. supplied methadone to his son, Jeffrey Schumacher Jr., who died in May 2012.
Five employees of an Italian cruise ship that crashed off the coast of Italy have been convicted of manslaughter. The cruiseliner sank near the shore of Tuscany in January 2012. Among the 32 who died were Barb and Jerry Heil, who lived in White Bear Lake. Under the plea deal, the five employees were sentenced to prison time, but only two will likely serve time.
A Moorhead father has pleaded not guilty in the death of his baby who was left in a hot minivan for several hours. It was about 80 degrees outside the day Andrew Sandstrom left his 5-month-old daughter in her car seat last month.
The Minneapolis father who was found guilty of manslaughter and child endangerment after his son accidentally shot and killed his brother has been sentenced to serve 10 years’ probation.
A Minnesota man accused in the death of his infant daughter in a hot minivan has turned himself in to police. Twenty-four-year-old Andrew Sandstrom of Moorhead was charged this week with one count of second-degree manslaughter.
A Minneapolis father whose 4-year-old son found a gun in the home and accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old brother with it has been found guilty on four criminal counts, including manslaughter and child endangerment.