BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for the death of a 13-month-old girl whose body was found in a trash can on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
Janelle Red Dog was sentenced Wednesday in the killing of Kenzley Olson.
Prosecutors said Red Dog abused the 13-month-old girl, used methamphetamine while the child was unconscious and when the girl stopped breathing, put her body in a duffel bag and threw it in a trash can.
In a separate case from the reservation, John Lieba was sentenced Wednesday to 42-years in prison for kidnapping, raping and strangling a 4-year-old girl.
The reservation with about 10,000 people in northeast Montana near the Canada border is home to the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes.
Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com