- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) - The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has fired three tribal judges involved in giving custody of a 2-year-old boy to a mother who is now accused of killing him.

The Rapid City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2dxUIZY ) that the council voted in a special session Monday to remove the judges, all of whom had been suspended in late August.

The judges were involved in a custody case in which the boy was taken from his guardian aunt and given to his birth mother, Katrina Shangreaux.

Authorities allege Shangreaux killed her son over potty-training issues in late July. She has pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse. Shangreaux’s mother, Sonya Dubray, has pleaded not guilty to hindering the investigation.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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