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Woman charged with manslaughter, 9-month-old died of starvation



BISMARCK, ND  – A federal grand jury has indicted a 26-year-old northwestern North Dakota woman on several charges, including involuntary manslaughter, manslaughter in Indian country, child neglect and child abuse.

The indictment says Paige Howling-Wolf had custody of five children in Parshall on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

Last June, law enforcement and medical personnel responded to a call of an unresponsive infant. A nine-month-old was found dead. The child died from chronic starvation.

The remaining children were removed from the home. Medical examinations revealed that three of them had been exposed to methamphetamine.