Bemidji Woman Sentenced for 6 Yr. Old Cousin’s Death

Woman Sentenced for Cousin's Death

A Bemidji woman who caused the death of her 6-year-old cousin has her sentence.

Twenty-three year old Rachel Downer has been sentenced to four years in prison which she’ll only have to serve if she doesn’t successfully complete her 10 years of probation.

She got the sentence for second degree manslaughter.

Downer was babysitting the little girl and then decided to go home without telling the child’s mother.

That decision became fatal with the girl later found on the front steps of the apartment building frozen to death.

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