Funeral held in Pelican Rapids for slain infantPelican Rapids, MN (WDAY TV) - A 5 month old baby boy is remembered during a funeral in Pelican Rapids.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
A 5 month old baby boy is remembered during a funeral in Pelican Rapids. Family and friends honored the memory of baby Mario who died after he was beaten and shaken. Pedro Mendoza from Guatemala was caring for the boy at the time and is being held in the Otter Tail County Jail on manslaughter charges. Mendoza had a relationship with the baby's mother. Tests reveal the baby had brain bleeds from shaking and assaults to the back of his head as well as old fractures.