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Jury sees mother confessing to daughter's murder

A jury in Wyoming saw a videotaped confession of Macalia Blackburn admitting to being the killer of her 22-month-old daughter, Marcela Hope Yellowbear.

The video was shown by attorneys for Andrew Yellowbear Jr., an Arapaho man accused of murdering Yellowbear. Blackburn, a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, was also charged with murder but pleaded guilty to being an accessory and agreed to testify against Yellowbear.

County prosecutors objected to the tape. They say Blackburn recanted her statement and had been pressured by Yellowbear to take the blame for the death of Yellowbear in the summer of 2004.

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Jurors see tape of Blackburn, not Yellowbear, admitting to killing (AP 3/23)

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