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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • ND mother, Lindvall, accused in son's death appears in court

  • Twenty-nine-year-old Jodi Lindvall had a preliminary hearing Thursday on charges of murder and child abuse in the Sept. 22 death of 22-month-old Bentley Lindvall.
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  • A judge is deciding whether there's enough evidence to proceed with a murder trial in the case of a Fort Ransom woman accused in the death of her toddler son.
    Twenty-nine-year-old Jodi Lindvall had a preliminary hearing Thursday on charges of murder and child abuse in the Sept. 22 death of 22-month-old Bentley Lindvall. Judge Jay Schmitz will issue a ruling later on whether the case moves forward.
    Prosecutors say an autopsy determined the boy had been physically abused and died of a head injury. Court documents indicate Lindvall told authorities her son hit his head while she was struggling to change his diaper, and that she also had seen her live-in boyfriend shake the boy. The boyfriend has not been charged.
    Lindvall could face life in prison if convicted.

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