Shasta Groene violates probation for endangering a child

Shasta Groene, who made headlines nationwide after her family was killed and she was abducted as a child in 2005, violated her probation for charges related to placing two young children in danger.

Groene, who is now 21, pleaded guilty in April to two misdemeanor counts of injury to a child according to the Idaho Statesman. She was ordered to serve unsupervised probation through October of 2019. Court records say she endangered a 1-year-old child and a month-old baby by leaving methamphetamine close to them.

On Thursday a Canyon County judge instituted 18 months of supervised probation instead of jail time. Judge Thomas Sullivan also granted her withheld judgment, which means if she successfully completes the probation, the charges could be dismissed.

Groene spoke with KHQ in 2015, when she admitted to struggling with drug use following the abuse she suffered at the hands of Joseph Duncan.