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Cannonball Woman Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter

April 24, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on April 24, 2012, Ivanna Red Bow, 27, of Cannonball, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of voluntary manslaughter.

On December 30, 2010, Red Bow assaulted Loren Uses Arrow with a knife, during a verbal and physical argument. Red Bow inflicted a stab wound to Uses Arrow’s upper left chest area, causing Uses Arrow’s death.

The charge of voluntary manslaughter carries a statutory maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs - Standing Rock Agency.

Sentencing for Red Bow has been scheduled for July 30, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 9:30 a.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Delorme is prosecuting the case.




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