Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Rebecca Lynn Graupmann, age 46 of Farmington, was sentenced today by Judge Karen Asphaug to 30 days in jail, 80 hours of community work service, and a fine of $500.00 in connection with the death of 3-month-old Kaiden Robert Staebell on July 31, 2012, while he was in Graupmann’s care at her home day care facility in Farmington. Graupmann pled guilty February 14, 2014, to one felony count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree (involving endangerment of a child). The additional counts of Second Degree Manslaughter (a felony involving neglect of a child), Endangerment of a Child (a gross misdemeanor), Neglect of a Child (a gross misdemeanor) and Interference with a Death Scene (a gross misdemeanor) were dismissed.
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Backstrom commented: “Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Kaiden Staebell for their great loss.”
Backstrom praised Assistant County Attorney Elizabeth Swank who prosecuted the case. Backstrom thanked the Farmington Police Department for their thorough investigation in this case.
If you have questions, contact James Backstrom at 651-438-4440.