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Family members of Jessie Renae Waters want answers for her death on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Anthony Waters walked away from the podium glaring at the defendant who sat looking down at the table with legs shaking.
Duane Benson pleaded guilty to arson but has not been charged in connection with the death of Jessie Waters.
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.
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.
The prospect of traveling so far into unfamiliar territory and far from social support systems is too unsettling for many victims.
President John Yellow Bird Steele issued Proclamation No. 15-06 declaring action on domestic violence.
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.
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.