FORT RANSOM, N.D. (AP) _ A North Dakota woman accused of killing
her toddler son allegedly told authorities the boy hit his head as
she was struggling with him to change his diaper.
Twenty-eight-year-old Jodi Lindvall, of Fort Ransom, is charged
with murder and child abuse in the September death of 22-month-old
Bentley Lindvall. She could face up to life in prison if convicted.
Court documents indicate Lindvall told investigators that during the
diaper-change struggle with her son, his head fell back and struck
the floor. Medical staff told state crime bureau agents that the
boy suffered life-threatening head trauma before being brought to
A state crime agent says in court documents that the boy also
had ``numerous suspicious bruises and healing fractures.''