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Duluth Man Gets 40 Years In Daughter’s Suffocation

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.

11/13/2014

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Minn. Surgeon Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Foster Son

A 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.

10/24/2014

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Duluth Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering 13-Month-Old Daughter

A 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.

10/20/2014

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Judge: Mother’s Hand Not A Dangerous Weapon

A 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.

11/27/2012

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Police: Mother Charged In Baby’s Death Sets Self On Fire

A mother who was recently charged with accidentally suffocating her infant son while drunk has died after setting herself on fire, police said.

07/09/2012

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Charges: Drunk Mother Suffocated Baby While Asleep

A mother is accused of accidentally killing her infant son, who investigators say suffocated when she rolled onto him while drunk.

06/07/2012

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Police: Infant Died After Mother Fell Asleep On Him

Police say a 3-week-old infant suffocated and died after his mother fell asleep on top of him.

11/23/2011

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Man Convicted In Baby’s Death Released From Prison

A Minnesota man convicted of killing his infant daughter seven years ago has been released from jail after winning a new trial.

08/19/2011

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Officials Warn Of Crib Bumper Dangers

For years, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has told parents of newborns what not to put in cribs. Now some safety advocates want the CPSC to tell parents to add something to that list.

04/25/2011

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Hennepin Co. Crusades Against Infant Suffocation

Parents in Hennepin County are being told to not let their infants sleep in their bed. Health care providers say it is a matter of making sure the child’s sleeping conditions are safe.

04/18/2011

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