St. Louis County Court
A Duluth man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for suffocating his 1-year-old daughter out of frustration with her crying. Thirty-year-old Christopher Peterson received the maximum sentence Wednesday in St. Louis County court after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in October.
A northern Minnesota prosecutor accused of sexual misconduct has testified in his own defense and will be cross examined Thursday. Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell is charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl. Scannell said Wednesday in St. Louis County Court that he developed feelings for the girl in 2012. He says he thought she was too young.
An 18-year-old charged with attempting to rob Hibbing Mayor Rick Cannata, a friend and their wives in May will be tried as an adult.