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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Box Elder Woman Sentenced in Death of a Child

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Box Elder, South Dakota, woman convicted of Accessory to Second Degree Murder was sentenced on September 17, 2019, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Sonya Dubray, age 50, was sentenced to 9 and 1/2 years in federal prison, followed by18 months of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from Dubray’s involvement in covering up the death of a two-and-a-half-year-old child at Porcupine, South Dakota,  in July 2016.  Katrina Shangreaux, a/k/a Katrina Whirlwindhorse, was previously sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for killing the child.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah B. Collins and Megan J. Poppen  prosecuted the case. 

Dubray was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.        

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Updated September 19, 2019