- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A judge has denied bail for a man accused of raping and killing a woman on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Twenty-nine-year-old Lance Summers has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of murder and sexual abuse in the slaying of 38-year-old Natalie White Lightening of Cannon Ball. Trial is set for Aug. 19.

The indictment says White Lightening died on or around March 18. Her obituary provided by the funeral home states that her body was found April 22 in Fort Yates.

No further details have been provided by the government.

U.S Magistrate Judge Charles Miller ruled Monday that Summers be held without bond. Miller says the defendant is a flight risk and danger to the community.


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