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Hastings woman who fled with son pleads guilty, to serve 120 days in prison

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Wendi Bartell-Dimm, the Hastings mother who fled with her son Timber in June to avoid giving her estranged husband custody of the boy for the summer, pled guilty on Wednesday to a felony count of depriving another of parental rights.


She was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail. She has served 98 days already and gets credit for those, meaning she will be released in about 20 days.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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