Woman charged in child's death at Spirit Lake
GRAND FORKS - A 31-year-old St. Michael woman appeared in U.S. District Court in Grand Forks on Thursday, charged with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in serious bodily injury in connection with the June 13 death of a Spirit Lake Nation toddler.
According to the criminal complaint, Hope Louise Tomahawk Whiteshield, the wife of the toddler's grandfather, threw the girl down an embankment by the family's home near St. Michael on the evening of June 12.
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