Woman in court to answer questions about birth in case of Pioneer woman
An ex-wife of a Pioneer woman who was allegedly born in an ambulance in Bemidjis is going to appear in court Monday to answer any questions she may have about the birth.
In the coming weeks, the woman, who has not been identified, will appear before the court for an arraignment on charges of fraudulently obtaining a child’s birth certificate.
The charges stem from a lawsuit filed in 2015 in Bemin, Minnesota.
In court filings, Bemin County Attorney Scott Wills said the woman in the case had a child on Oct. 10, 2017.
Her ex-husband claimed she had given birth in an ambulatory medical vehicle, but Bemin Police Department investigators determined that the woman’s vehicle was not in use at the time.
The lawsuit alleged the woman gave birth to a boy, but the boy died of cerebral palsy before the baby was born.
The child was placed in a foster home.
Wills said a medical examiner concluded the baby had been born by C-section.
Bemin Police Chief Steve Ritter said he believes the woman was not involved in the birth, but said the case remains under investigation.