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Peltier was charged July 24 with one count of second-degree unintentional murder.

Starbuck woman charged with child's murder

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Amanda Lea Peltier, 31, of Starbuck has been charged with the murder of 4-year-old Eric Parker Dean, her fiance's son.

Eric was the son of Sommar Kemp of Glenwood and David Dean of Starbuck. Peltier was reportedly David Dean's live-in fiancee at the time of the boy's death.

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Peltier was charged July 24 with one count of second-degree unintentional murder.

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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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