- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Prosecutors are amending the murder charge against a Minot woman suspected of killing her 3-month-old daughter.

KXMC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1COzU7J ) that the charge against 45-year-old Pauline Stewart is being upgraded from a Class A felony to a Class AA felony. The difference is that she could face life in prison with no parole rather than a maximum of 20 years behind bars should she be convicted.

The Ward County State’s Attorney’s Office says a clerical error prompted the need for the change.

Stewart is due in court April 23 and could enter a plea at that time.

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Information from: KXMC-TV, https://www.kxnet.com


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