Bail Set For Woman Accused of Leaving Newborn Babies To Die Two Decades Ago

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RED WING, Minn. — Unconditional bail is set at $1.5 million for a Red Wing woman charged with leaving her newborn son to die beside a lake nearly 20 years ago.

Authorities say Jennifer Matter also abandoned another infant in the Mississippi River years earlier.

Matter appeared in court in via video on second-degree murder charges in the 2003 death of the newborn boy whose body was found in Frontenac on the shore of Lake Pepin.

According to authorities, DNA evidence proves that along with the death of the newborn boy, Matter is responsible for the death of an infant girl found in the Mississippi River in 1999.

Charges have not been filed in that case.

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