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Published August 19, 2011, 09:29 PM

Minnesota mother still looking for closure in son's death

Norman County, MN (WDAY TV) - A Minnesota mother says she's been waiting 3 years for justice. In 2008 her son died during a rollover near Borup, Minnesota. Since then she's been in a battle with Norman County courts. A fight she calls upsetting.

A Minnesota mother says she's been waiting 3 years for justice. In 2008 her son died during a rollover near Borup, Minnesota. Since then she's been in a battle with Norman County courts. A fight she calls upsetting.

Sandi Horn – Victim’s Mother: "He was a big burly guy, full of fun, laughed a lot."

Sandi Horn's wounds are still healing as she waits for closure of her son death. Something she's been waiting a long time to get.

Horn: "How we are coping, I don't know, I guess its a day by day thing."

In December 2008, Horn says her 30 year-old son Daniel was in the passenger seat when his friend rolled a car on County Highway 39 near Borup.

Horn: "Daniel and Bryan had gone to a concert... They were good friends."

Norman County Court documents say Daniel's friend, then 29 year-old Bryan Ness of Moorhead, told investigators he was the driver. Court records show he was drunk. But the case that may have convicted Ness on felony charges of vehicular homicide was dismissed by County Attorney Susan Rantala Nelson. Norman County Court documents say...

Horn: "The plaintiff is unprepared to go to a jury trial."

Horn says she has to speak through an advocate to communicate with Nelson.

Horn: "Just feel like we are just banging our heads against the wall because we are getting nowhere."

The Norman County Attorney, she tells us that the case is closed in court system, but it’s still pending in her office. That means she has some time to take a look at new evidence that was presented. In the meantime, she says she cannot discuss anymore about pending cases.

Horn left behind a wife and three children.

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