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Jury: Peltier guilty of murdering boy

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Amanda Peltier, the Starbuck woman charged with the murder 4-year-old Eric Dean, was found guilty by a jury Wednesday afternoon.

After about five hours of deliberation, the jury returned the guilty verdict on all three counts against Peltier - first-degree murder, second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.


Immediately, Peltier was sentenced to life in prison.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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