Medical examiner corroborates homicide ruling in Minneapolis infant's death; mother facing murder charges | KSTP.com

Medical examiner corroborates homicide ruling in Minneapolis infant's death; mother facing murder charges

Addison Perdew Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. Addison Perdew

Gracie Stockton
Updated: November 24, 2021 06:55 PM
Created: November 24, 2021 06:24 PM

The infant who was allegedly beaten to death by his mother in Minneapolis has been identified. 

Two-month-old Akasha Perdew died of multiple blunt force injuries, according to a Wednesday release from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, and his death was ruled a homicide. 

The child's mother, 23-year-old Addison Perdew, was arrested and soon charged with two counts of second-degree murder with intent after police officers performed a welfare check on their apartment in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis on Nov. 10. The medical examiner also responded to the scene after officers found a deceased infant with signs of trauma. 

Police opened a homicide investigation on Nov. 10, calling the child's death the 83rd homicide of 2021 in Minneapolis. 


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