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Posted on 03/14/2014 7:58:10 PM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Six-year-old girl who froze to death outside Minnesota home identified as her cousin is arrested for manslaughter

Police have arrested a Minnesota woman in connection to the death of her 6-year-old cousin, who was found frozen outside her home last month.

Rachel Downer, 22, was taken into custody Friday and charged with second-0degree manslaughter and felony neglect of a child.

Downer's cousin Mercedes Mayfield was discovered unconscious in the entrance to an apartment building in Bemidji on the morning of February 27 after spending hours in temperatures that fell to nearly 30 degrees-below-zero with windchill of -40.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News
KEYWORDS: child; froze; minnesota

1 posted on 03/14/2014 7:58:10 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Downer was aptly named!


2 posted on 03/14/2014 8:00:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Morgana

Rachel Downer, Obama's daughter

3 posted on 03/14/2014 8:03:10 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Morgana
Whatta downer.

News "story" is certainly not.

4 posted on 03/14/2014 8:03:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Morgana

Rope, neck, deep hole.....drop .....


5 posted on 03/14/2014 8:04:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Navy Patriot

wow, that’s a real real hard 22.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 8:07:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Morgana

“Temperatures in the area reached 27-below-zero, with wind chills dropping to minus-40 degrees, according to local weather observations provided by police.

With wind chills of 40 below, experts say frostbite can set in in less than 30 minutes.”


7 posted on 03/14/2014 8:09:14 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Morgana

There are some other people who should go to jail for the same sort of crime: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/03/school-forces-half-naked-sopping-wet-student-to-stand-outside-frostbite-results/ Oh, but I guess since they are screwl teachers and/or administrators, everything’s good.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 8:19:43 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: GeronL
so many details are missing from this report... was Downer baby sitting? did she lock the little girl out? whose apartment was it? was it where the little girl lived, or was it where Downer lived, or both? was the little girl going to go to school from that apartment? did the mom come to pick her up or did she come home? were the younger siblings at the apartment? who put the coat, mittens, hat on the child?

poor baby girl :(

9 posted on 03/14/2014 8:20:30 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

Bump


10 posted on 03/14/2014 8:29:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: latina4dubya
who put the coat, mittens, hat on the child?

Emergency services personnel.

11 posted on 03/14/2014 8:35:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Morgana

Don’t care for the kid in the womb don’t care for the kid after. Pathetic and something I will never never understand..


12 posted on 03/14/2014 8:39:41 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Morgana

Just smh. Some people.

That said, why was the dead six year old girl arrested, and was the home really identified as her cousin?


13 posted on 03/14/2014 8:47:31 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Navy Patriot

Wow she looks like the girl; who can’t read cursive, who testify in Saint Trayvon trial.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 9:16:07 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: lepton

You are knit-picking about journalistic standards, I see. Bravo.


15 posted on 03/14/2014 9:20:43 PM PDT by ImaGraftedBranch (...By reading this, you've collapsed my wave function. Thanks.)
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To: Morgana

A better news link:

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/content/updated-bemidji-woman-arrested-death-6-year-old


16 posted on 03/14/2014 9:26:42 PM PDT by frostbit (Cogito ergo bang)
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To: Navy Patriot

That’s a strange looking turtleneck sweater.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 9:45:04 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Morgana

Poor little thing. RIP.


18 posted on 03/14/2014 10:29:31 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Vendome
Rope, neck, deep hole.....drop .....

Have you seen the picture? Make that an extra long rope, and the hole better be both wide and deep.
19 posted on 03/14/2014 10:31:58 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: Morgana
Downer's cousin Mercedes Mayfield was discovered unconscious in the entrance to an apartment building in Bemidji on the morning of February 27

I have been to Bemidji many times, but not in the winter.

20 posted on 03/14/2014 11:40:07 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: montanajoe

Don’t care for the kid in the womb don’t care for the kid after. Pathetic and something I will never never understand

The problem is to most of us a child is so much and must be taken care of to love to raise to be a good citizen

But to them the child is a cash crop just like the cows I use to have if I lost one and I did I felt bad but that was life

To them its just a cash crop adds to government check that is all


21 posted on 03/15/2014 12:11:57 AM PDT by mouser (Run the rats out its the only chance we have)
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To: Morgana

Oh damn it these stories make you sick.

With two littler kids plus her well, where the hell is their dad at?


22 posted on 03/15/2014 12:35:55 AM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Navy Patriot

Been awhile since I last set foot in Bemidji and it’s exciting to see that the complexion has changed.


23 posted on 03/15/2014 2:33:00 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Navy Patriot

She hasn't been missing any meals.

24 posted on 03/15/2014 4:45:47 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Morgana

I had a feeling that they were Amish.


25 posted on 03/15/2014 5:00:17 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Rockpile

The sperm donor? Probably breeding more welfare kids.


26 posted on 03/15/2014 5:13:42 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: ansel12
"With wind chills of 40 below, experts say frostbite can set in in less than 30 minutes"

It can "set in" a LOT quicker than that. I grew up in Bemidji. I lived just across an athletic field from the college swimming pool, and I was on the swim team. I would get up for morning practice, and run across the field to save time. It was a quick run, so I wouldn't always dress properly for the weather since I would put on a swimming suit when I got there, anyway.

One cold, windy morning, I quickly ran to the pool, jumped into my suit, and jumped into the pool. I quickly jumped right out, again. My ears had frozen, and thawed quickly when I hit the water. It was quite painful. It also took several years before all the lingering effects were gone. I was probably in the cold for only two or three minutes. The run to the pool was into the wind.

27 posted on 03/15/2014 5:37:50 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (for)
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To: ImaGraftedBranch

A follower of Arachne, I see.

Good one.


28 posted on 03/15/2014 7:26:51 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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