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No contact order lifted for father accused in baby's death

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A Minnesota judge has lifted a no contact order for a man accused of killing his infant son, allowing the defendant to have contact with his pregnant wife.

Matthew Hoisser
Matthew Hoisser
Washington County Sheriff's Office via AP

The no contact order had been in place since Friday for 35-year-old Matthew Hoisser of Woodbury. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports a Washington County judge vacated the order Monday.

Hoisser was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree murder in the April death of his 5-month-old son, Gus. Prosecutors say Hoisser had admitted intentionally dropping the baby headfirst on the floor because he was crying and fussy.

The child suffered fatal head injuries.