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State group home worker arrested in connection with drowning

Isanti County officials say the man died after being left alone in a bath tub at a state-operated group home in Braham. Caregiver Devra Stiles says she left him to take a phone call. She has been charged with felony manslaughter.
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Isanti County officials say the man died after being left alone in a bath tub at a state-operated group home in Braham. Caregiver Devra Stiles says she left him to take a phone call. She has been charged with felony manslaughter.

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