3 defendants enter not guilty pleas in death of Crow Agency woman

UPDATE: (July 25) - Three people pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court in Billings in the death of a Crow Agency woman in April.

According to court documents, Dimarzio Swade Sanchez, Angelica Jo Whiteman and Frank James Sanchez pleaded not guilty to First Degree Murder and Aiding and Abetting charges.

UPDATE: Big Horn County Coroner Terry Bullis confirms the woman beaten and burned on Crow Reservation in April has died.

Bullis says 28-year old RoyLynn Rides Horse died Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Two people are arrested and charged this week in the case of a woman beaten and burned in Crow Agency in April.

18-year-old Dimarzio Sanchez and 23-year-old Angelica Whiteman appeared in federal court on charges of assault with intent to commit murder, aiding and abetting, and crime on a reservation.

According to an affidavit filed this week by an FBI agent, the victim was at the Kirby Saloon in Kirby on April 17th. The victim asked Whiteman for a ride home.

In the car was Whiteman, Sanchez, the victim and four other people. The FBI agent says according to witnesses, Whiteman began arguing with the victim.

The agent says Sanchez stopped the vehicle and Whiteman dragged the victim out, beat her and strangled her.

A witness told the agent Sanchez also strangled the victim. The victim was then set on fire.

The affidavit states the victim was left in a field before she was found. The documents states the victim suffered third degree burns over 45% of her body and suffered severe frostbite on her legs.

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