Bemidji Woman Sentenced For Freezing Death Of 6-Year-Old CousinA 23-year-old Bemidji woman convicted of manslaughter in the freezing death of her young cousin was sentenced this week to 10 years of probation. The Beltrami County Attorney's Office says Rachel Stacey Downer was going to spend the night at her aunt's apartment on a bitterly cold night in February of 2014 because her aunt was on pain medication and needed someone to watch her children.
Burnsville Woman Gets 4 Years In Prison For Son's DeathA 25-year-old Burnsville woman has been sentenced to roughly four years in prison for contributing to the death of her 4-year-old son.
2 Charged In Separate Infant Deaths In Dakota CountyTwo people were charged in Dakota County Friday in separate cases involving the deaths of infants. The Dakota County Attorney’s office charged 46-year-old Paul Richard Sandell and 63-year-old Janet Marie Kartheiser with one count each of second-degree manslaughter.
Eagan Woman Charged In 2-Month-Old Grandson's DeathA 49-year-old Eagan woman has been charged in the 2012 death of her 2-month-old grandson. Prosecutors say Johanna Mercedes Limpert Beeler was charged Tuesday with second-degree manslaughter in Dakota County District Court.
Man Accused In Wife's Fatal Drug OD Enters Plea DealA northern Minnesota man has entered a plea deal in his wife's drug overdose death last year. Forty-nine-year-old Terry Wayne Richards of Grand Rapids pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge of second-degree manslaughter.
Trooper Indicted On Manslaughter, Careless Driving In Double Fatal CrashA veteran State Patrol trooper is now charged with killing a Minnesota couple in a car crash. A grand jury indicted Scott Reps. He's charged with manslaughter and failure to drive with due care because jurors apparently thought he was going too fast.
Man Pleads Guilty In Woman's Methadone OD Death A Cottage Grove man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for a woman's fatal methadone overdose. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Friday that 20-year-old Adam David Wickard pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. Wickard was immediately sentenced.
Day Care Provider Gets 30 Days In Jail, Community Service In Baby's DeathA 46-year-old Farmington day care provider was sentenced Tuesday in connection with the July 2012 death of a 3-month-old at her in-home day care. Rebecca Lynn Graupmann was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 80 hours of community service and issued a $500 fine in the death of Kaiden Robert Staebell.
Charges: 'Drunk' Dad Rolls Over, Suffocates Infant SonAn Eagan, Minn. man was charged Tuesday after police say he rolled on top of his infant son while drunk, suffocating the boy, according to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. Nathan Scott Savage, 30, was charged with three counts of manslaughter in the second degree, all felonies, and neglect and endangerment of a child, both gross misdemeanors, according to the criminal complaint.
Man Sentenced For Playing With Gun, Shooting & Killing FriendA 23-year-old Burnsville man was sentenced on Friday to 48 months in prison in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Justin James Schauer.
Charges: Man Fell Asleep While Baby Drowned In BathtubA 28-year-old Fridley man is accused of child neglect after falling asleep on his couch while his daughter drowned in a bathtub in their Fridley apartment, according to charges filed Friday in Anoka County Court.
Woman Charged With Murder After Drug Overdose In RogersA 32-year-old Rogers woman has been charged with two felonies after her 32-year-old boyfriend died of a drug overdose back in February, according to authorities.