Second-degree Manslaughter Conviction Leads To Little Jail Time

Nathan Savage pled guilty to second-degree manslaughter for killing his infant son in Dakota County, Minnesota. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 10 years of probation. He will also have to serve 10 days of jail each year on the anniversary of the death of his son. Second-degree manslaughter is a felony in Minnesota. His child died on October 19, 2013. Savage had went out drinking the evening before and brought his son into bed with him and his wife. In the morning, his wife couldn’t find the child. Savage’s son was found underneath him on the bed not breathing. The death was ruled an accident but Savage was still charged with second-degree manslaughter.

In Minnesota, second-degree manslaughter holds a sentence up to ten years in prison or a fine up to $20,000. There are a number of ways to get charged with second-degree manslaughter such as and not limited to: shooting another with a firearm when negligently believing it is a deer or animal, allowing an animal with vicious propensities to cause the death of a person, or by setting off a spring gun or other dangerous weapon that causes the death of another. Here, Savage was negligent and endangered his infant son, which resulted in his death.
Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys has two Dakota County Criminal defense attorneys. The Dakota County criminal defense attorneys at Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys are aggressive and will fight for you. If you have been charged with second-degree manslaughter or child endangerment, contact Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys for a free consultation for individuals charged with a crime. In total, Savage will only serve 90 days in jail, which is a great result. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys is also extremely focused on getting the best results possible for their clients. Call 952-913-1421 today.

He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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