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Minn. Man Gets Probation in Baby's Death in Van

Created: 01/31/2014 6:22 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

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 tells KFGO-AM it was as difficult case for everyone.

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