Blackfeet woman sentenced for son's death

A woman from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the death of her two-year-old son.

Summer Many White Horses, 32, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and tampering with evidence. She admitted to the death of James "Hymie" Many White Horses, and to leaving him in the trunk of her car for several weeks in the summer of 2008.

"This is severe, extreme, egregious negligence," Cascade County Attorney John Parker said in court, The Great Falls Tribune reported. "This is a case about a boy who didn't have to die."

The county said Many White Horses routinely abused her son but the exact manner in which he died has never been disclosed.

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