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No felony charges in two kids' pond drownings; prosecutor says mom wasn't speeding, impaired or distracted

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By Dave Hanners / St. Paul Pioneer press

MINNEAPOLIS – The woman whose car plummeted into a freeway retention pond last November, drowning one of her children and another child, wasn’t speeding, wasn’t impaired and wasn’t on a cellphone, Hennepin County’s top prosecutor said Wednesday.

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In saying his office could not find a felony charge to bring against the driver, Marion Guerrido, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman called the crash “a horrible, horrible tragedy.”

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