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Duluth man charged in 14-month-old daughter’s suffocation death

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DULUTH - A 30-year-old Duluth man was charged with second-degree unintentional murder in district court Wednesday in the suffocation death of his 14-month-old daughter this month.

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Christopher Peterson was in the St. Louis County Jail after his arrest Wednesday morning, police said in a news release.

Duluth police were called to a residence July 6. They found an infant girl who was unresponsive and not breathing. Officers and responding medical staff determined the infant was already deceased prior to their arrival.

The St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office later ruled out any natural causes of death, finding the manner of death was homicide by suffocation.

After an investigation, police said they found Peterson responsible for the death.

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