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Woman pleads not guilty to murder in Montana baby's death


April 27, 2016


Associated Press

BILLINGS — A woman on a Montana American Indian reservation pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder in the alleged beating death of a 13-month-old relative who was under her care, court officials said.

Janelle Red Dog, 42, is accused of striking and killing Kenzley Olson, then putting her body in a trash dumpster before reporting the girl missing April 19.

Judge Marvin Youpee denied bond for Red Dog and ordered her back into custody pending a May hearing, according to the Fort Peck Tribal Court clerk's office.

The defendant's mother, Rhea Starr, said she be...

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