A North Dakota lady was sentenced to life in jail on Monday for abusing her 5-year-old foster daughter to dying in a case that was described by a prospector as “tragic and horrifying.”
Tammy Longie, 48, also called Tammy Onebear, in January pleaded responsible to costs of second-degree homicide, little one abuse and neglect stemming from the Could 2020 dying of her foster little one, Raven Thompson.
The kid’s physique was discovered mendacity on a concrete ground within the basement of Longie’s dwelling on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation on Tokio.
An post-mortem decided that Raven had died of accidents suffered throughout “a number of episodes of trauma.”
The younger sufferer’s 7-year-old brother, Zane Thompson, needed to be hospitalized for a month as a result of neglect, abuse and hunger.
A health care provider stated the bruising on the boy’s physique was in line with abuse, however the major concern was coronary heart failure as a result of malnutrition.
Throughout Tammy’s sentencing listening to, Appearing US Legal professional Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl stated the abuse endured by Raven and her older brother “represented a few of the worst of humanity,” reported Inforum.com.
Tammy initially denied being abusive in the direction of the youngsters, telling investigators that “she would solely hit the youngsters open-handed on the butt, put them in time-out, or make (them) go to mattress early,” in line with court docket paperwork cited by Regulation & Crime.
Longie’s husband, Erich Longie, 45, was additionally charged and convicted within the case and obtained the identical life sentence in June, KFGO reported.
The foster kids had been positioned within the couple’s dwelling by Spirit Lake Tribal Social Providers practically a 12 months earlier than Raven’s dying.
The Longies’ two organic kids additionally had been abused, in line with investigators.
A complete of seven kids, ranging in age from 11 months to 12 years outdated, had been faraway from the family by federal authorities after the Longie couple’s arrest, in line with reporting by The Bemidji Pioneer.
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