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Judge: Mother's hand not a dangerous weapon

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Ramsey County judge has denied a request from prosecutors who wanted tougher charges against a woman accused of trying to suffocate her 5-month-old son.

Katie Elaine Lewis of Hutchinson is charged was charged in June with third-degree assault, child endangerment and domestic assault by strangulation. Prosecutors say hospital surveillance video shows her using her fingers to press her baby's nose shut until he went limp.

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