NEW DETALS: Mom To Plead Guilty To Toddler's Death - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NEW DETALS: Mom To Plead Guilty To Toddler's Death

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A woman from Montana's Crow Reservation plans to plead guilty to killing her 3-year-old daughter by throwing her from a moving pickup truck.
    
Court documents filed Monday say Mary Agnes Leider of St. Xavier will change her plea without a deal to lessen the second-degree murder charge for the Dec. 3 death of Tenielle Big Day.
    
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy has set a Wednesday change-of-plea hearing in Billings.
    
Prosecutors say Tenielle was on Leider's lap in a pickup driven by Leider's brother after a night of drinking. Leider's brother told an FBI investigator his sister opened the passenger door and threw Tenielle onto U.S. Highway 313.
    
The girl died of blunt-force trauma to the head.
    
Leider originally told authorities she struck her head and could not remember what happened.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Steelers will stay in locker room during National Anthem in game against Chicago

    Steelers will stay in locker room during National Anthem in game against Chicago

    Sunday, September 24 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-09-24 16:26:04 GMT

    PITTSBURGH - In the wake of President Donald Trump's remarks on Friday, many football players, teams, and other athletes have issued statements condemning the president. On Sunday several players have taken a knee during the National Anthem in response to Trump's statement that players who kneel should be fired.

    >>

    PITTSBURGH - In the wake of President Donald Trump's remarks on Friday, many football players, teams, and other athletes have issued statements condemning the president. On Sunday several players have taken a knee during the National Anthem in response to Trump's statement that players who kneel should be fired.

    >>
  • Hundreds gather to remember student killed in Freeman shooting

    Hundreds gather to remember student killed in Freeman shooting

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-09-24 01:44:28 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Saturday afternoon hundreds of people made their way to University High School to pay their respects and remember Sam Strahan, the 15-year-old student who was killed in a shooting at Freeman High School on September 13. The Spokane community came together to say their final goodbyes to Sam. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Saturday afternoon hundreds of people made their way to University High School to pay their respects and remember Sam Strahan, the 15-year-old student who was killed in a shooting at Freeman High School on September 13. The Spokane community came together to say their final goodbyes to Sam. 

    >>
  • Colorado hikers rescue dog stuck on mountain for 6 weeks

    Colorado hikers rescue dog stuck on mountain for 6 weeks

    Saturday, September 23 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-09-23 23:56:12 GMT

    PARK COUNTY, Colo. - Mountain climbers came together on social media to help rescue a dog stuck atop a 14,177-foot mountain in Colorado. A group dedicated to climbing so-called 14ers (mountains with elevations of at least 14,000 feet) worked together to find a dog stranded on Mt. Bross.

    >>

    PARK COUNTY, Colo. - Mountain climbers came together on social media to help rescue a dog stuck atop a 14,177-foot mountain in Colorado. A group dedicated to climbing so-called 14ers (mountains with elevations of at least 14,000 feet) worked together to find a dog stranded on Mt. Bross.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Crews clean up coal, derailed train cars in NW Montana

    Crews clean up coal, derailed train cars in NW Montana

    Sunday, September 24 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-09-24 22:32:57 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Crews are removing 31 mangled rail cars and more than 3,500 tons (3,175 metric tons) of coal along a 200-foot (61-meter) section of riverbank on the Cabinet Gorge Reservoir in northwestern Montana. The Missoulian reports the cars, each carrying about 122 tons (111 metric tons) of coal, derailed Aug. 13 and dumped much of their contents on the south side of the reservoir.

    >>

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Crews are removing 31 mangled rail cars and more than 3,500 tons (3,175 metric tons) of coal along a 200-foot (61-meter) section of riverbank on the Cabinet Gorge Reservoir in northwestern Montana. The Missoulian reports the cars, each carrying about 122 tons (111 metric tons) of coal, derailed Aug. 13 and dumped much of their contents on the south side of the reservoir.

    >>
  • Witness: Usher who confronted Tennessee church gunman a 'hero'

    Witness: Usher who confronted Tennessee church gunman a 'hero'

    Sunday, September 24 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-09-24 22:17:28 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police have released the name of a woman who was fatally shot by a suspect at a church in Tennessee. Metropolitan Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron says 39-year-old Melanie Smith of Smyrna, Tennessee, was shot Sunday outside the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in the Nashville neighborhood of Antioch.

    >>

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police have released the name of a woman who was fatally shot by a suspect at a church in Tennessee. Metropolitan Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron says 39-year-old Melanie Smith of Smyrna, Tennessee, was shot Sunday outside the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in the Nashville neighborhood of Antioch.

    >>
  • President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

    President's criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

    Sunday, September 24 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-09-24 20:45:29 GMT

    President Donald Trump's comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as more than 130 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during early games. A week ago, just four players didn't stand and two raised their fists.

    >>

    President Donald Trump's comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as more than 130 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during early games. A week ago, just four players didn't stand and two raised their fists.

    >>