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Moorhead father sentenced for leaving baby in hot van

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MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - 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 says it was as difficult case for everyone.

 

 

 

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