North Dakota woman sentenced for assault on reservation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman accused of stabbing another woman on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has been sentenced in South Dakota federal court.

Twenty-seven-year-old Marissa Sitting Dog, of Fort Yates, North Dakota, pleaded guilty in April to assault with a dangerous weapon. Authorities say the incident happened on Feb. 22.

Sitting Dog was sentenced to 18 months in custody, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

A federal public defender could not be immediately reached for comment.

The Standing Rock Reservation straddles the North and South Dakota border.


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