New podcast to focus on Northern Cheyenne woman’s death, MMIW

People gather in front of the Big Horn County (Montana) Courthouse to demand a response to the MMIW crisis Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in Hardin.

RYAN BERRY, Billings Gazette

A new CBS News podcast called “Missing Justice” will explore the circumstances surrounding Christy Woodenthigh’s death.

Woodenthigh, a 33-year-old mother of three, was killed in 2020 outside her home on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Her boyfriend, Jarard Threefingers in 2021 pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. He later withdrew the guilty plea, and the case went to trial. Threefingers was ultimately acquitted of the charges on Dec. 14, 2021.

CBS News’ new podcast “Missing Justice,” which focuses on the death of a Northern Cheyenne woman, will come out on Nov. 22.

Provided by Hugo Rojo

The six-part series is hosted by reporters Cara Korte and Bo Erickson, who cover the federal government for CBS. In the podcast, hosts analyze how well the federal government upholds its responsibility to keep Native people safe. The series

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