Maria Catherine Ostlund

Janet Ostlund was convicted of the second-degree murder of her 2 year old developmentally delayed adopted daughter, from El Salvador. Her now ex-husband David Ostlund was not charged, and has custody of Michael D. Ostund, a bio son born after Maria's death.
Date: 1986-07-15
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Robbinsdale, Minnesota
United States
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Murdered girl's grave is dad's refuge 1998-03-13
WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW: SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME: MEDICAL UNCERTAINTY CASTS DOUBT ON CONVICTIONS1997-10-26
Alteration of child's death certificate is defended 1997-01-22
Cause of girl's death disputed1997-01-15
Imprisoned mom happy to get visits with son 1990-11-03
MOM WHO KILLED DAUGHTER DOESN'T LOSE PARENTAL RIGHTS 1990-11-02
11/02/90 MATTER WELFARE M.D.O.1990-11-02
Mom who killed child loses rights to son, 3 1990-01-30
01/30/90 MATTER WELFARE M.D.O.1990-01-30
CHILD KILLER LOSES HER RIGHT TO RAISE SON 1990-01-30
State v. Ostlund, 416 N.W.2d 755 (Minn. App., 1987) 1987-12-15
Robbinsdale woman's conviction upheld in daughter's death 1987-12-15
12/15/87 STATE MINNESOTA v. JANET MARIE OSTLUND1987-12-15
Mother convicted of killing girl is sued for divorce; custody hearing planned 1987-05-07
Mother gets 105 months in death of daughter, 2 1987-02-26
Jury convicts mother in death of 2-year-old1987-01-24
Jury deliberates child-death case 1987-01-23
Mother testifies she didn't shake daughter 1987-01-21
Shaking didn't cause death, doctors testify 1987-01-17
Cause of girl's death disputed 1987-01-15
Tot's safety worried him, doctor says; Child abuse inquiry requested before fatal injury 1987-01-14
Lawyer says medical evidence will show mother didn't kill child 1987-01-10
Woman accused of killing child allegedly mistreated others 1987-01-07
Secretive Network Salvadoran `Baby Scam' Flourishing 1986-12-05
Woman accused of killing her adopted child1986-09-04
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