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52-year-sentence in homicide, kidnapping and sexual assault

BEMIDJI — The man accused of killing a woman in Bemidji and kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in her care has been sentenced to 52 years in prison.

Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Kinn earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder, kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Kinn testified he strangled Melissa Norby with a belt at her trailer home in June 2016, then took the girl and set the house on fire.