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Southwest SD woman gets 40 years for killing child

PORCUPINE, S.D. -- A southwest South Dakota woman was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for second degree murder on Tuesday, July 17.

Katrina Shangreaux, 30, was also ordered five years of supervised release following her sentence and to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

On August 9, 2016, Shangreaux was charged with killing her own child in July 2016 by “hitting, kicking, and biting him” on the Pine Ridge Reservation, court documents state.

In a news release, U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons said the collaboration between federal and tribal officials was integral to the success of the case.

"Only by working together to vindicate the rights of victims of crime, particularly those most vulnerable among us, can we achieve results such as this," he said.

Other officials also expressed satisfaction with the efforts of the investigating offices.

"While no sentence will bring Kylen back or take away the pain from his death, we are pleased with a sentence that ensures the defendant cannot harm another child again," said Jill Sanborn, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Minneapolis Division.

Shangreaux was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.