Cass Lake man sentenced to 15 years for unintentional murder of a child

A Cass Lake man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the unintentional murder of a child.

According to a release from the Itasca County Attorney’s Office, 29-year-old Kevin Daniel Jackson appeared in court Friday for sentencing, after pleading guilty to the crime in September.

Kevin Daniel Jackson, 29, photo courtesy of the Itasca County Jail.

Officers responded to a home in Inger in August 2019 on report of a 4-year-old boy that wasn’t breathing.

The medical examiner said the boy’s injuries were consistent with strangulation, and the complaint says that Jackson was using methamphetamine the night before the boy’s death.


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 family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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