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Hastings woman charged with manslaughter in connection with her son's death


Less than three weeks after her husband Tylar Hokanson was convicted of murdering her 17-month old son Nicholas, Melissa Hokanson is now charged in connection with the boy's death.

The Dakota County attorney's office Tuesday charged Hokanson, 19, of rural Dakota County, with one county of manslaughter in the second degree - child neglect (felony), and two counts of neglect of a child (one a felony, the other a gross misdemeanor).

Nicholas died June 23, 2009, in Wisconsin.

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