Cass Lake man pleads guilty to unintentional murder of a child

A Cass Lake man entered a guilty plea Friday to unintentional murder of a child.

According to the criminal complaint, officers responded on August 21, 2019, to a home in Inger on report of a 4-year-old that wasn’t breathing and was not responsive.

Kevin Daniel Jackson, 29.

The boy’s mother told police she found her son on the couch, wrapped in blankets and his lips were blue. Paramedics found the boy unresponsive and were unable to revive him.

His injuries were reportedly consistent with strangulation.

The complaint says Jackson and the boy’s mother were using methamphetamine the night before the boy’s death.

According to the plea agreement negotiated by the Itasca County Attorney’s Office, Jackson is expected to receive 15 years in prison at the time of sentencing, scheduled for November.

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 events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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