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Bemidji woman charged with manslaughter in hypothermia death of a 6-year-old girl

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By Matt Cory / Bemidi Pioneer

BEMIDJI, Minn. – A Bemidji woman was arraigned Monday in the death of a 6-year-old girl last month at a south Bemidji apartment complex.


Rachel Downer, 22, was arrested Friday and appeared in court Monday to face a second-degree manslaughter charge in the hypothermia death of her cousin, 6-year-old Mercedes Mayfield.

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