Woman charged in baby's death

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May 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) A day care provider in Dakota County is charged with manslaughter in the death of a 3-month-old boy who died in her care last July.

The complaint alleges 45-year-old Rebecca Lynn Graupmann first tried to mislead investigators, but later admitted to placing the infant to sleep on an adult bed — a violation of Minnesota safe sleep guidelines.

According to the complaint, Kaiden Robert Staebell died July 31 from what a medical examiner determined was probable positional asphyxia.

The charges allege Graupmann had completed required day care training and knew she should not have laid the infant on a bed.

Graupmann is expected to appear in court Wednesday. Her attorney, James Blumberg, declined to comment, saying he hadn't seen the complaint or reviewed the charges.

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