DA Mike Schmidt announces 12.5-year sentence for Dakota Means on manslaughter, criminal mistreatment charges

April 7, 2023

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt today announced that a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge sentenced Dakota Kurtis Means, 23, to 150 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree and one count of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree. The charges stem from an incident in April 2021, in which Means was found to have caused the death of his infant son.

SDDA Melissa Marrero is the prosecutor assigned to this case.

Means is currently in custody in Multnomah County and will be transported to the Oregon Department of Corrections to serve his sentence.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office thanks the Portland Police Bureau and the staff and physicians at Randall Children’s Hospital for their assistance with this case.