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Duluth Man Charged With Unintentional Murder In Death Of Infant

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DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - Duluth Police on Wednesday arrested 30 year old Christopher Dennis Peterson who was formally charged with 2nd degree unintentional murder in the death of his 14 month old daughter on July 6th.  On that date, police were called to a residence in the 700 block of North 9th Avenue East concerning a child who was not breathing.  Officers and responding medical staff determined the infant was dead for several hours before they arrived.  The St. Louis County Medical Examiner's Office later ruled the manner of death was homicide by suffocation.  According to police, Peterson covered the child's mouth and pinched her nostrils closed to stop her from crying.

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