Brandon Joseph Houge says he was "really high" on methamphetamine last December when he stole a car with an 11-month-old passenger and then abandoned the toddler in a Maplewood parking lot.
Lakeville dad who abandoned son found guilty of child neglect
The Star Tribune reports a jury has found Steven Alexander Cross guilty of a gross misdemeanor. The paper says he'll most likely see two years of probation. Cross, an architect who said he couldn't find work and was about to lose his home, apparently left his 11-year-old son behind and fled to California.