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Published August 19, 2011, 11:52 AM

MN Man Convicted in Baby's Death Gets New Trial

A Minnesota man convicted of killing his infant daughter seven years ago has been released from jail after winning a new trial.

By: Associated Press,

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man convicted of killing his infant daughter seven years ago has been released from jail after winning a new trial.

Michael Hansen has been behind bars for six years for the death of 3-month-old Avryonna Hansen. He was released from the Douglas County Jail in Alexandria on Thursday after posting bail. A new trial was won on evidence presented by the Innocence Project of Minnesota.

A defense attorney says an independent review found the baby likely died of accidental suffocation while she slept. The infant's death was ruled a homicide after a medical examiner found the girl had a skull fracture. The 34-year-old Hansen was convicted of second-degree murder in 2004 and sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/pqg8Va) says Hansen's new trial is scheduled for October.

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