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Starbuck woman convicted of murdering 4-year-old, gets life sentence

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GLENWOOD — A Starbuck woman was found guilty of murder Wednesday in the death of a 4-year-old boy in her care and was immediately sentenced to life in prison.

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A jury in Pope County District Court convicted Amanda Peltier on three counts in the death of Eric Dean: first-degree murder while committing child abuse with a past pattern of child abuse, second-degree murder without intent while committing a felony and second-degree manslaughter.

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