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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Judge says ND murder case against Lindvall should proceed

  • Twenty-nine-year-old Jodi Lindvall was originally charged with murder and child abuse for the death of 22-month-old Bentley Lindvall, who died on Sept. 22.
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  • A judge has ruled that the case against a Fort Ransom woman accused of battering her infant son to death should proceed.
    Twenty-nine-year-old Jodi Lindvall was originally charged with murder and child abuse for the death of 22-month-old Bentley Lindvall, who died on Sept. 22.
    Prosecutors say an autopsy determined the boy had been physically abused and died of a head injury. Lindvall told authorities her son hit his head while she was struggling to change his diaper.
    Ransom County Judge Jay Schmitz ruled there's probable cause for the murder case, but dismissed child abuse charges.
    The Forum reports (http://bit.ly/YXga9y) that arraignment for Lindvall is scheduled March 6.
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