BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A Crosslake man will spend 11 months in jail for the traffic death of a 3-year-old boy in 2009.

A Crow Wing County judge sentenced Sherman Frederick on Thursday. The Brainerd Dispatch reports the sentence is less than the four years in prison called for under state guidelines.

Frederick also will be on supervised probation for 10 years.

In May a jury found Frederick guilty of criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Jack Larson of Buffalo.

Authorities said Frederick drove on the right shoulder to get around cars that were waiting for several children to cross a road in Merrifield, and struck the boy who was visiting his grandparents for Mother’s Day weekend.

The defense argued that Frederick’s medical issues may have led to the crash.

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Comments (9)
  1. Pavel says:

    They should throw away the key for this one!

  2. johny says:

    why was my comment deleted?

    1. Stupid says:

      Because you don’t know how to spell your name Johnny

  3. 20 years is more like it says:

    Must be related to the Judge

    1. RetroDude says:

      In Minnesota, you don’t have to be related to the judge. Minnesota loves criminals. If you’re going to do a crime, do it here and get a free ride.

  4. Mark says:

    That’s what a kids life is worth…………………nice

  5. I hate stupid people! says:

    I see idiots like this EVERY DAY here in the cities. People MUST stop driving around cars on the shoulder! This is the law, not an option.

  6. Lee L. says:

    11 months for killing a child in a car. You gotta love the double standards we have in this society when it comes to cars. If this lush was drunk and shot this kid in an accident, he’d see at least a 1st degree manslaughter charge or even a 3rd degree murder. But no, he was in the hallowed American institution known as an automobile and killed a kid. I wonder if this same hypocrisy translates to bikes? Hell, if a if a cager cuts me off while I’m in a bike lane, I can throw a rock at her windshield and only get fined for a moving violation.

    All kidding aside, it’s time to charge texters, rolling phone boothers and drunks with 3rd degree murder if they kill somebody.

  7. karibdis says:

    this moron looks like a democrat. they should not be allowed to drive.