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Red Wing woman sentenced to 27 years for abandoning newborn in Mississippi River in 2003

Posted on AllSides April 28th, 2023
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RED WING, Minn. — A 51-year-old Red Wing woman, the mother of two newborns found dead in the Mississippi River some two decades ago, was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison Friday for the murder of one of the infants. Jennifer Lynn Matter pleaded guilty to felony second-degree murder with intent but not premeditated earlier this year in a plea deal that dismissed a second felony charge, second-degree murder without intent and not premeditated. She was identified as the mother of a newborn boy found dead in Lake...

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