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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Father of girl left in van, Sandstrom, turns himself in

  • The father of a 5-month-old Moorhead girl who died last week after being left unattended in a van on a warm day is expected to make an appearance this morning in Clay County District Court.
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  • The father of a 5-month-old Moorhead girl who died last week after being left unattended in a van on a warm day is expected to make an appearance this morning in Clay County District Court.
    Andrew J. Sandstrom, 24, turned himself in to the Moorhead Police Department about 1:15 p.m. Thursday.
    He was charged Tuesday with second-degree manslaughter in the death of his daughter, Christiana.
    Sandstrom was not considered a flight risk and cooperated with law enforcement, so he was allowed to attend his daughter’s funeral before having to turn himself in, according to a statement released by Moorhead Police Chief David Ebinger.
    The Clay County Attorney's Office said Sandstrom is expected to appear in court today.

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