Father sent to prison for daughter’s death in Coon Rapids
A 26-year-old man has been sent to prison for 128 months by an Anoka County District Court judge for the death of his five-month-old daughter in Coon Rapids in May 2011.
At sentencing Sept. 12, Judge Tammi Fredrickson gave Joshua Allen VanHoutan credit for 491 day spent in jail since his arrest.
But Steven Meshbesher, VanHoutan’s attorney, said this week that an appeal of the sentence is under consideration.
Notice of appeal has to be made to the Minnesota Court of Appeals within 60 days of the sentence, according to Meshbesher. See more in Editor Peter Bodley’s ABC Newspapers story.