Forum staff reports, Published March 07 2013
Mom pleads not guilty in slaying of toddlerLISBON, N.D. – A Fort Ransom woman charged in the battering death of her 22-month-old son has entered a not guilty plea.
Jodi Lindvall, 29, entered her plea at a Ransom County District Court appearance Wednesday, said Ransom County Attorney Fallon Kelly.
Lindvall is charged with murder, a Class AA felony, and a charge of felony Class A child abuse. Another Class A felony child abuse charge against her was dismissed when a Ransom County judge said prosecutors couldn’t establish probable cause that Lindvall caused the boy’s older, healing injuries.
An autopsy showed the boy died from a head injury last September. Lindvall denied battering her son and said he was injured while struggling during a diaper change.