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Posted on: May 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Charges Filed in Infant Homicide

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Assistant Chief Nick Sather
Red Wing Police Department

(May 26th, 2023, Red Wing, Minn.) – The Red Wing Police Department arrested a male following an infant’s death.

On May 23rd, 2023, at 12:18 pm, the Goodhue County Dispatch Center received a call about a 2-month-old baby not breathing in the 500 Block of Maple Street in Red Wing.  

The Red Wing Fire Department and the Red Wing Police Department responded. The infant was found unresponsive. Life-saving measures were utilized, and the infant was transported to the Red Wing Mayo Hospital and then to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

The Red Wing Police Department, along with the assistance of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, began an immediate investigation into this incident. On May 25th at 12:29 am, the suspect, Hunter McCutchen, age 27, of Red Wing, Minnesota, was arrested on probable cause for 1st Degree Assault and Malicious Punishment of a Child and booked into the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center.

The infant was pronounced deceased on May 25th at 01:08 am.

On May 26th, Hunter McCutchen was formally charged by the Goodhue County Attorney’s Office for the following charges:

Count 1: Manslaughter - 1st Degree While Committing Gross Misdemeanor/Misdemeanor with Violence

Count 2: Manslaughter – 1st Degree Causes the death of another

Count 3: Manslaughter – 2nd Degree Culpable Negligence Creating Unreasonable Risk

Count 4: Manslaughter – 2nd Degree Commit or Attempt to Commit Violation 

Count 5: Endanger Child-Situation Could Cause Harm or Death

The Red Wing Police Department was assisted in this case by the Red Wing Fire Department, the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. 

The City of Red Wing is dedicated to creating a sustainable, healthy, accessible, resilient, and equitable community where every person feels at home.

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