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Pine Ridge Woman Indicted in Stabbing

July 6, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for stabbing a man twice in the chest with a knife during an argument.

Matilda Iron Teeth, a/k/a Matila Red Shirt, a/k/a "Tilly," age 47, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 19, 2012, for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on June 29, 2012, and pleaded not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charges are merely accusations, and Iron Teeth is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case. Iron Teeth was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.



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