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In MN’s Year In Review, we’re counting down our top stories as well as the biggest moments in television, music, movies, and news.


With so much going on every day, most news stories end up being big today and forgotten tomorrow, but these 10 stories were so shocking, sad, and disturbing they stuck with us all year. Check out the list:

No Excuse At All: Mother Arrested After Holding Baby Under Scalding Hot Water For Crying

In April, 18-year-old Port Richey, FL, mom Chekayla Dampier was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse after she put her 7-week-old baby under scalding hot water to punish him for crying excessively. A little over a week later, the baby boy died from the burns he suffered as a result of the 142-degree water which left him with severe burns to his head, chest, arms, and even his eyes and ears.

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