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Porcupine Woman Indicted in Death of Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for First Degree Murder, Felony Child Abuse-Aggravated Battery of an Infant, and Felony Child Abuse & Neglect.

Katrina Shangreaux, a/k/a Katrina White Whirlwind, age 28, was indicted on August 9, 2016.  Shangreaux appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on August 10, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.  The penalty upon conviction is mandatory life imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Shangreaux inflicting blunt trauma to a child, causing his death.  The charges are merely an accusation and Shangreaux is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Officers Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah B. Collins and Megan J. Poppen are prosecuting the case.

Shangreaux was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  

Updated August 11, 2016

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