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Bemidji Pioneer: Redby man charged in son's death appears in court

BEMIDJI—A Redby man accused of killing his toddler son will remain in federal custody until his next court appearance.

During a brief hearing at the Beltrami County Courthouse, Magistrate Judge Jon Huseby granted a motion by federal prosecutors to keep Gary Wayne Jackson in custody. Jackson is scheduled to appear in court in St. Paul on Jan. 12 for a detention hearing.

Jackson faces a federal murder charge in the death of his 23-month-old son, who was found dead in Red Lake the morning of Jan. 2. According to a criminal complaint, the child, identified in an obituary as Darren Earl Lee Jackson, died from blunt force trauma to the head and thorax.


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