Bagley woman pleads guilty to infanticide

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

RED LAKE FALLS– A Bagley woman recently entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder of a 2-month-old child.

According to reports, 31-year-old Sarah Kortan was arrested over a year ago in her apartment in Red Lake Falls after she called authorities to report the child wasn’t breathing.

Doctors informed investigators that the child had little to no brain activity due to possible shaken baby syndrome.

The child’s mother, Kortan’s first cousin, was in prison and had given Kortan custody of the baby.

Kortan faces up to 40 years in prison and is scheduled to appear for sentencing September 23rd. 

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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