Infant death

Infant death being investigated in Otter Tail County

An autopsy will be completed.

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn.–The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 4-month-old baby. According to authorities, family members called 911 at approximately 3 a.m. on Wednesday after realizing the baby was unconscious and not breathing. The family attempted to perform CPR before first responders arrived, but the baby was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy…

Father Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Infant’s Death

He pleaded guilty Wednesday.

HASTINGS, Minn.–A Burnsville man who killed his infant son has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Michael Herkal admitted slapping and violently shaking the 13-day-old baby after the child wouldn’t stop crying. He pleaded guilty Wednesday in the death of Anthony Herkal and was sentenced to 290 months in prison. Police responded to a report of…

Day Care Under Investigation after Infant Dies

State regulators have temporarily suspended the license of the day care operator.

BRAINERD, Minn.–Sheriff’s officials in central Minnesota are investigating the death of an infant at a home day care. Emergency responders found the baby boy unresponsive after they were called to the home Nov. 12. The infant died a short time later at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. State regulators have temporarily suspended the license of the day care…

Charges Upgraded Against Mother in Infant Death

Hannah McMillin is due in court on Wednesday.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) _ The 18-year-old mother of an infant who died at a Willison hotel in late April is now facing a murder charge. Hannah McMillin was originally charged with felony child abuse in the death of her 1-month-old son. KEYZ reports McMillin was arrested along with her husband, Tank McMillin, after police were called to the Sheraton Hotel…