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A man who previously was convicted for causing the death of his 7-week-old son is expected to be sentenced next month for allegedly injuring his 6-week-old son last year.


Kristian James Donnell, 30, of Red Lake, is expected to be sentenced on Aug. 6 for felony neglect or endangerment of a child. He remains in custody in the Beltrami County Jail.

Donnell was convicted on April 6, 1998, for unlawful killing of a human being without malice and served 51 months. He pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal Court for the death of his 7-week-old son.

The charge he now faces stem from injuries his 6-week-old son suffered in October 2006. The infant was diagnosed with having shaken baby syndrome, according to the criminal complaint.

More on this story will be in Saturday's Bemidji Pioneer.

Bethany Wesley
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