Andrew Sandstrom criminal complaint: Apartment was so disgusting, officer gagged

Categories: How We Live, Sad
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Andrew Sandstrom (left) and his wife, Shayna (to his left).
:::: UPDATE :::: Andrew Sandstrom's wife is a member of "the PILL KILLS"

We've obtained the criminal complaint detailing the circumstances surrounding the second-degree manslaughter charge levied against Moorhead father of six Andrew Sandstrom, whose 5-month-old daughter died after he accidentally left her in a hot van for four hours earlier this month.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:
-- Andrew Sandstrom charged with manslaughter for leaving baby in hot van [MUGSHOT]
-- Baby dies after being left unattended in minivan for four hours


According to the document, the apartment Sandstrom, 24, shared with his 27-year-old wife Shayna and their children was so disgusting, it caused a police officer to gag.

On the evening of June 11, the first officers responding to the Sandstroms' apartment found 5-month-old Christiana's body on the floor with her siblings "yelling and screaming while standing around" her. Christiana's "arms and hands were elevated in the air and appeared to be stiff" and she was declared dead on the scene.

An officer then inspected the apartment. Here, straight from the criminal complaint, is what he saw (click to enlarge):

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The criminal complaint also indicates concerns about the condition of the Sandstroms' apartment and their children's welfare were reported to authorities in September 2010, January 2011, and November 2012. In 2010 and 2011, authorities entered the apartment and found it in largely the same sad state it was in earlier this month. (To read the entire complaint, click here.)

Last week, a judge ordered the Sandstroms' remaining five children be placed in foster care.

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25 comments
mack10hill
mack10hill

damn, the county really failed these kids.  this is just so sad.


Mike Skeels
Mike Skeels

First of all get a thick rope. Next hang that disgusting, steaming pile of shit.

jo1glex
jo1glex

The Sandstroms sound like fundamentalist Protestant Quiverfull types to me.  Not everyone has an angle on other people's money like the Duggars.  Still, none of these details are relevant to the fact that the guy made a horrible, yet understandable, mistake that killed his daughter.  Obviously his responsibilities are far more than he can handle, and really, what 24 year-old man can handle 6 babies?  And who the hell collects rent on an apartment where the toilet doesn't flush, and a couple with 6 babies can stay in a 3-bedroom?  This is awful on a lot of levels.  There are few  normal families with parents 24 and 27, and 6 kids.  Warning signs abound.

Kate Kelley
Kate Kelley

Those children should have been removed much earlier. That poor baby would still be alive now.

Kathy Drews
Kathy Drews

those poor babies....so very sad. WTF county workers?! you've been notified and visited the residence at least three times?! WTF?!

andreas.nettmayer
andreas.nettmayer

Free condoms for all. Free birth control shots for any woman before they contemplate sleeping with guys like this. EHEHEHEHEHHEWWWWWWW!

Jennifer Pyper-Muno
Jennifer Pyper-Muno

In spite of these folks being complete slobs and living with their children in unsanitary conditions we know nothing else about these people. This man made an incredible mistake leaving his infant in the car and unfortunately that happens to all kinds of parents messy or not. I just feel for those kids.

Adam Mikelson
Adam Mikelson

Not sure how, but we really need to regulate who can have kids and how many.

Shannon Jahner
Shannon Jahner

these people don't have time to clean....they're too busy trying to maintain their 400 pound figures. f-ing pigs.

Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson

Ewwww. I hope they permanently lose custody of their children. Their inability to provide a clean, safe environment for them speaks volumes about the kind of parents they are.

Selena Hulse
Selena Hulse

Disgusting pigs - both of them. Somebody needs to permanently smack that shit-eating grin off of that idiots face!

Paul Lockman
Paul Lockman

A face only a mother could love , "things" like this shouldn't be allowed to reproduce .

Kathleen Mostrom Lehman
Kathleen Mostrom Lehman

Clearly these adults are not properly fit to raise children, or even to take care of themselves. I have to imagine that there would have been many, many complaints from neighbors about the stench, and am disturbed that despite so many documented visits from various county agencies, they were still allowed to maintain custody of their kids. These parents have failed their kids, with a tragic outcome, but so did the county!

Adam Wogen
Adam Wogen

Hope they can find a nice new family for those kids. One with human parents instead of these piles of shit.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@andreas.nettmayer ...and free vasectomies for any guys that contemplate sleeping with women like this.

BHDickerson
BHDickerson

@Jennifer Pyper-Muno No, this is plenty enough evidence to "know enough" about these fucking slobs.  No, that doesn't happen to people who don't live in shit dumps.  Ever hear of it happening to normal people?  No, only fucking slobs.

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