Bail set for RLF woman accused of murdering infant

Bail set for RLF woman accused of murdering infant Click to Enlarge

Bail has been set for a Red Lake Falls woman charged in last month’s death of a two-month old infant.

Thirty-year-old Sarah Kortan is charged with second-degree murder.

In Red Lake County District Court Wednesday, unconditional bail for Kortan was set at $500,000 cash. Conditional bail was set at $500,000 bond or $50,000 cash.

As of mid-afternoon Wednesday, Kortan remains jailed at the Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston .

The criminal complaint says Kortan unintentionally caused the death of the child at her residence on June 20th.

An autopsy by UND Pathology indicated injuries to the infant were not consistent with an accidental fall, but sustained from inflicted trauma.

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