Bail set at $500-thousand for MN woman accused of murder in death of 2-month-old baby

Sarah Kortan, 30

RED LAKE COUNTY, Minn. (Valley News Live) Bail has been set at $500,000 for a Minnesota woman accused in the murder of a two month old girl.

30-year-old Sarah Kortan of Red Lake Falls is being charged with second degree murder.

A judge set bail at $500,000 without conditions or $50,000 with conditions.

The Red Lake County Sheriff’s Office states the baby’s death was a result of injuries sustained during a physical assault that happened at Kortan’s home in Red Lake Falls June 20th, 2018.

The criminal complaint states the child had multiple skull fractures, and retinal hemorrhages and detachment in her eyes.

An autopsy showed that the injuries the child suffered were from inflicted trauma.

The baby's birth-mother is currently in jail in Minnesota and another relative has been caring for the girl since she was born.

Kortan’s next court date is set for August 14th.