Montana woman gets 20 years prison in 13-month-old's death



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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.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com

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