GUILTY MN - Nicholas Miller, 17 mos, shaken to death, Northfield, 19 June 2009

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  1. Vegas Bride

    Vegas Bride New Member

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  3. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    OMG! Poor Nicholas must have been in horrible pain!!

    Rest in peace baby.
     
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  5. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    A year after his shocking death, in which his stepfather, Tylar Hokanson, has been charged, sympathetic strangers who've read about the case are demanding justice for Nicholas and raising questions: Why didn't anybody stand up for the boy during months of abuse? And, should other relatives be held criminally liable for allowing the abuse to continue?

    From Vegas Bride's link above. Just getting the name of the perp in the thread.
     
  6. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    Jury convicts stepdad in toddler’s death; life sentence mandatory

    Jurors deliberated about 31 hours before convicting stepfather in 2009 death of 17-month-old Nicholas Miller.

    By JOY POWELL, joy.powell@startribune.com
    Last update: November 25, 2010 - 7:23 PM

    A Dakota County jury deliberated into Thanksgiving Day before convicting farmhand Tylar Hokanson of murder in the 2009 shaken-baby death of his 17-month-old stepson, Nicholas Miller.

    Hokanson, 24, and his mother sobbed at the verdict and the mandatory life sentence immediately handed down by Dakota County District Judge Robert King. Hokanson and his mother were allowed to hug before deputies took him away to serve 30 years in prison before he can be considered for parole.

    Hokanson was convicted of two counts apiece of first- and second-degree murder during malicious punishment and neglect of a child. Hokanson had let others believe his stepson had fallen and had asthma over a hot Father's Day weekend and until the next Tuesday, when he died in Wisconsin with a bleeding brain, broken back and crushed lungs.



    more here

    http://www.startribune.com/local/south/110713579.html?page=1&c=y
     
  7. AmandaBrown23

    AmandaBrown23 Im just living among all the madness

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    THere is no way that mom didnt know. If your kid cant walk anymore and is acting like a "noodle" I think you would rush them to a Dr. Its sickening what that poor little boy went through and no one helped him.
     
  8. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    I Totally agree with you!
    What is wrong with people?
    To just let a baby lay there and die???
     
  9. mikeysmommom

    mikeysmommom "A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you

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    Anyone who stands by when a child is abused and does nothing, needs to be sentenced as well as the abuser.Until we fight to change the laws this will keep happening to these precious babies.Nicholas you deserved so much better and I am so very sorry that the people who should have protected you let you down.What a beautiful baby...........How could anyone allow their child to be abused? How could anyone not see the horrible pain this child was in? Why didn't anyone get him medical attention? Nicholas was trying to tell that he was being hurt, just no one listened.RIP Baby Nicholas
     
  10. nanny2five

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    Nicholas needs a law that says ANY adult living in the house where a child is abused is responsible, even if they never strike a blow. there is no way a mother who loves her child would allow him to be hurt like that. its so sickening. that poor little baby suffered so much! a MOTHER who loves her child would kill the pos who did that to her baby, not lie and protect the pos until the baby dies. Nicholas deserves justice and the other children deserve a life of peace without fear.
     
  11. Texas Mist

    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    Mother of Dakota County toddler charged in death

    Melissa Hokanson, whose husband was convicted of murder last month, is charged with manslaughter and child neglect.

    Last update: December 14, 2010 - 11:03 AM

    The mother of a toddler killed at the hands of his stepfather has been charged in connection with her son's death, accused of failing to get help for her dying child, the Dakota County Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

    Melissa Hokanson, 19, of rural Northfield, was charged with one count of manslaughter and two counts of child neglect.
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    The charges say that because Melissa Hokanson failed to seek medical care for her son after he was injured on June 19, 2009, she thereby contributed to causing his death.


    more here

    http://www.startribune.com/local/south/111855324.html
     
  12. less0305

    less0305 The face is familiar, but I can't quite remember m

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    GOOD!! One word - GOOD!!! Now convict her!
     
  13. MorenoI

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    RIP baby nicholas, my heart is breaking at the moment. Why does this keep happening to our children?
     
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  15. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From September 2012:

    http://www.twincities.com/ci_21534828/northfield-woman-sentenced-year-jail-role-sons-death

     

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