Red Lake woman sentenced to 30 years over murder and assault
A woman from the Red Lake Nation of Minnesota was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on murder and assault charges.

Patricia Ann Brown, 19, was convicted of one count of murder and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. A jury found her guilty of murdering a 14-year-old boy and assaulting a 17-year-old boy with a knife on April 12, 2009.

“A 14-year-old boy will never grow up to be a man, and all of this happened at the hands of you, Ms. Brown,” Judge Joan N. Ericksen said at the sentencing hearing, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota. “You’re a danger to the community, and you’re plainly guilty of these offenses. A 30-year sentence should enable the families on both sides and the whole community to work toward a state of peace and healing.”

According to authorities, Brown stabbed and killed the 14-year-old boy after an altercation at a school gathering. She drove a short distance and got into another altercation with two other boys and ended up stabbing the 17-year-old boy.

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Red Lake woman, 19, gets 30 years for murdering boy, 14, assaulting another teen, 17 (The Bemidji Pioneer 7/29)