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Defendant acquitted in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman


April 26, 2019

In a strange twist in a case involving the near fatal beating of a Lakota woman last year, a federal judge has reversed a jury’s conviction last month of a Pine Ridge Reservation man who allegedly witnessed the assault.

In an order filed Monday, U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange reversed a jury’s March 15 guilty verdict against Weldon Two Bulls for lying to a federal agent about whether he saw Sheena Between Lodges get beaten. The jury had deadlocked on a second charge against Two Bulls of being an accessory after the fact, a charge based on the accusation that Two Bulls lied in attempt to protect from prosecution the people who assaulted Between Lodges.


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