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Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman's death remains unresolved years later
Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman's death remains unresolved years later (January 28, 2019)

Family members of Jessie Renae Waters want answers for her death on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux family confronts man blamed for loved one's death
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux family confronts man blamed for loved one's death (May 2, 2016)

Anthony Waters walked away from the podium glaring at the defendant who sat looking down at the table with legs shaking.


Pine Ridge man sentenced for burning down ex-partner's trailer
Pine Ridge man sentenced for burning down ex-partner's trailer (April 26, 2016)

Duane Benson pleaded guilty to arson but has not been charged in connection with the death of Jessie Waters.


Native Sun News: Wheels of justice slow for Oglala Sioux woman
Native Sun News: Wheels of justice slow for Oglala Sioux woman (April 8, 2016)

On April 30, 2015, Jessie Renae Waters was found dead on a fire road just over a hill overlooking highway US 18 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Lakota Country Times: Family brings attention to domestic violence
Lakota Country Times: Family brings attention to domestic violence (March 7, 2016)

Through an event designed to raise awareness about domestic violence the family of Jessie Waters, a murdered Oglala woman, has found a way to bring attention to a touchy subject.


Mary Annette Pember: Pine Ridge still lacks shelter for victims
Mary Annette Pember: Pine Ridge still lacks shelter for victims (August 19, 2015)

The prospect of traveling so far into unfamiliar territory and far from social support systems is too unsettling for many victims.


Native Sun News: Oglala leader blames deaths on domestic violence
Native Sun News: Oglala leader blames deaths on domestic violence (July 6, 2015)

President John Yellow Bird Steele issued Proclamation No. 15-06 declaring action on domestic violence.


Arrest made in connection with death of Oglala Sioux woman
Arrest made in connection with death of Oglala Sioux woman (June 22, 2015)

Duane Benson is facing a federal arson charge for an incident prior to the death of Jessie Waters on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Native Sun News: Oglala family demands justice for slain mother
Native Sun News: Oglala family demands justice for slain mother (June 11, 2015)

On April 7, Jessie Waters went to the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court and petitioned the court for a temporary Protection Order against her boyfriend Duane Benson.