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Pine Ridge woman charged with accidentally killing infant daughter


A Pine Ridge woman accused of abusing her children and involuntarily killing one of them pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the offenses in federal court in Rapid City.

Mona R. Goggleye, 31, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of her 4-month-old daughter in May.

According to her charging document, Goggleye accidentally suffocated the infant sometime between May 6 and 7 while sleeping beside the child after excessively drinking alcohol. The act was committed “without malice” but with “knowledge that her conduct was a threat to the lives of others,” the document says.


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