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Native American Woman Dies After Being Beaten and Burned

A 28-year-old woman, who was the victim of a brutal assault on Montana’s Crow Reservation, died from her injuries on Tuesday, reports the AP.

RoyLynn Rides Horse had been hospitalized since April 17, when she was beaten, choked, and set on fire by Dimarzio Swade Sanchez, 18, and Angelica Jo Whiteman, 23, near the border of the Northern Cheyenne reservation. Rides Horse suffered burns to over 45 percent of her body and severe frostbite on her legs. Her attackers were charged with assault to commit murder; FBI spokeswoman Sandra Barker said that the decision to file additional charges, now that Rides Horse has died, will be up to the prosecutors.


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