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Red Lake mom who set off Amber Alert charged in sons' killings

A Red Lake mother who set off a statewide Amber Alert in March is facing federal murder charges for killing her two sons and setting their home on fire.

Jennifer Stately, 35, is accused of stabbing Remi and Tristan Stately, ages 6 and 5, March 15 before fleeing with her 3-year-old son, according to a federal indictment filed Monday. One boy died from a stab wound, and the other died of smoke inhalation. The indictment says an unidentified person was inside the home with Stately when the attacks began.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the abducted toddler. An hour later, a motorist spotted the vehicle and called 911. Deputies in Todd County stopped Stately and found the child covered in wounds.

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A Red Lake woman is facing federal charges in connection with the deaths of two young children on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger.

Jennifer Marie Stately, 35, was charged with one count of premeditated murder, one count of murder while committing child abuse, one count of murder while committing arson, one count of arson and one count of felony child neglect. Court officials said she appeared in court today and was ordered to remain in custody pending further court proceedings.

Prosecutors allege that on March 15, Stately killed two young children before setting the home on fire. According to the news release, she fatally stabbed the first child and the second child suffered non-fatal stab wounds but died due to smoke inhalation from the fire.

Stately then fled the scene with a third child and an AMBER Alert was issued.


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