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Suspect in death of child in Stanley now faces murder charge

January 11, 2019

STANLEY, N.D. (AP) — A manslaughter count against a Fargo man accused in the death of his girlfriend’s 6-month-old son in Stanley has been upgraded to a murder charge.

Authorities allege 24-year-old Cody Faltersack was alone with the child last November when emergency crews responded to a report of an unresponsive child. The boy later died at a Minot hospital of brain trauma.

The Minot Daily News reports the murder charge carries a maximum punishment of life in prison without parole. Faltersack made his initial court appearance on the new charge Thursday and will enter a plea later.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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