40-Year Sentence Upheld In Toddler's Suffocation DeathA 31-year-old Duluth man's 40-year prison sentence for suffocating a toddler has been upheld, according to the St. Louis County Attorney's Office.
Eagan Woman Pleads Guilty To Charge In Infant Grandson's DeathA 49-year-old Eagan woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the 2012 death of her infant grandson.
USDA Adds Suffocation To Bird Flu Euthanasia MethodsA new federal bird flu control policy says ventilation systems must be shut off as a means of suffocating entire poultry barns if other methods of euthanasia cannot be completed within 24 hours. It was among several new policies released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday.
Charges: Forest Lake Man Killed Girlfriend, Stayed With Body For DaysA Forest Lake man has been charged with allegedly killing his girlfriend in his apartment and staying with her body for days until police arrived, according to charges filed in Washington County.
Eagan Woman Charged With Death Of GrandsonA 49-year-old Eagan woman faces a manslaughter charge after her infant grandson died while in her care in 2012. Johanna Mercedes Limpert Beeler was charged Friday with second-degree manslaughter for the death of her two-month-old grandson, Brayden Michael Beeler, on July 7, 2012.
Duluth Man Gets 40 Years In Daughter's SuffocationA 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.
Minn. Surgeon Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Foster SonA Benedict, Minn. man pleaded guilty to attempting to suffocate his foster son. Dennis James Sullivan was charged with second-degree attempted murder, and first-and third-degree assault charges. Sullivan pleaded guilty to attempted first degree assault.
Duluth Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering 13-Month-Old DaughterA 30-year-old Duluth man has pleaded guilty to suffocating his 13-month-old daughter to death, the St. Louis County Attorney's Office announced. On Monday, Christopher Dennis Peterson pleaded guilty in State District Court to second-degree murder with the understanding that he will receive a 40-year prison sentence – the statutory maximum – in connection to the July 5 death of his daughter, Layna.
Judge: Mother's Hand Not A Dangerous WeaponA Ramsey County judge has denied a request from prosecutors who wanted tougher charges against a woman accused of trying to suffocate her 5-month-old son.
Police: Mother Charged In Baby's Death Sets Self On FireA mother who was recently charged with accidentally suffocating her infant son while drunk has died after setting herself on fire, police said.
Charges: Drunk Mother Suffocated Baby While AsleepA mother is accused of accidentally killing her infant son, who investigators say suffocated when she rolled onto him while drunk.
Police: Infant Died After Mother Fell Asleep On HimPolice say a 3-week-old infant suffocated and died after his mother fell asleep on top of him.