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Press Photo by Katherine Lymn Stephanie Lindstrom, far right, sits in the basement courtroom of the Stark County Courthouse Tuesday alongside her lawyer, Erica Chisholm, and Bowman County State’s Attorney Andrew Weiss. At the change-of-plea hearing, Lindstrom pleaded guilty to negligent homicide.

In infant’s death, Lindstrom changes plea to negligent homicide


A Bowman woman originally charged with murdering her newborn baby won’t go to trial after pleading guilty Tuesday to a lesser charge.

Stephanie Lindstrom was originally charged with murder in August after she allegedly gave birth to a baby in a home bathroom and then drowned it in July. Lindstrom pleaded not guilty at a preliminary hearing in September, where police testimony previewed what the state’s case would show at trial.

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