About 1/2 hour from my former home:
Woman Who Named Her Kids 'Aryan' and 'Nation' Accused of Running Over Native American Woman
... A Montana mother of two is facing charges after allegedly hitting a Native American woman and fleeing the scene in a deadly hit-and-run, say authorities.
Sunny Kathrinne White, 28, was arrested Saturday and charged with five felonies including vehicular homicide while under the influence in connection with the death of Mika Josephine Westwolf, 22, in March 2023, according to charging documents obtained by PEOPLE.
Her name is White.
White is also charged with accidents involving another person or deceased person, two counts of criminal child endangerment, and criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
White’s two children, Aryan, 4, and Nation, 2, were in the car with her at the time of the accident, the Missoulian reports.
Coward. There's no indication in the article that the homicide was racial, but charges and prison couldn't happen to a more deserving perp. If baby daddy isn't in the picture hopefully the relatives or foster/adoptive parents will change the cruel names.
Good on the uber-observant deputy with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office catching the perp about an hour after the body was found.
... According to KRTV, the family released a statement on Friday, saying, "As we mark seven months since Mika's tragic passing, it is essential to acknowledge that this arrest is just the beginning of the journey towards justice.
“The fight to seek accountability, raise awareness, and protect the lives of Indigenous people and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives remains an ongoing battle.
“Our hearts go out to the families who are still searching for their loved ones, and we remain deeply saddened by the fact that Native Americans continue to go missing at an alarming rate. The urgency to address this issue has never been greater." ...
No details on why it took seven months for charging. The Lake County Attorney, a White Repug, says that it's a "complex case."