Moorhead man gets probation in baby's death in hot minivan
- Associated Press
- January 30, 2014 - 6:00 PM
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead man has avoided going to jail for the death of his baby daughter in a hot minivan last year.
Andrew Sandstrom was given a four-year suspended jail sentence and 10 years supervised probation Thursday.
Police say Sandstrom forgot about his 5-month-old daughter, Christiana, while unloading five other young children out of the vehicle in June.
In a deal with prosecutors, Sandstrom earlier agreed to plead guilty to second-degree manslaughter.
Clay County Attorney Brian Melton had recommended Sandstrom serve a year in jail.
Melton tells KFGO-AM it was as difficult case for everyone.
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