The more time that passed the more the feeling grew that the search for Rose Downwind wouldn’t end well, and so another of our women is lost to senseless violence.
As is often the case a boyfriend, ex boyfriend, or spouse was involved, in this instance an ex boyfriend accompanied by an accomplice.
No particulars as yet to the motive but I suspect it will be equally as senseless as the murder itself.
The suspects, Marchello Anthony Cimmarusti and Brandon Joseph Rossbach will be facing a charge of second degree murder, as I understand it a charge of first degree murder requires premeditation, and one can only hope they aren’t able to plea bargain their way down to manslaughter.
It is instances like that this that speak to the appropriateness of banning individuals in my opinion inspite of any feel good we are related arguments.
Cimmarusti and Rossbach will be effectively banned upon being incarcerated should they be convicted.
Upon release regardless of how many years down the road it is they both should be banned from ever setting foot on any rez in this country and to hell with “constitutional rights” and colonial law that those who oppose banning would force upon the nations.
We are either a sovereign people or we or not, there is no middle ground.
We either have the right to determine who lives in our communities based on a traditional and equitable system just as we did in former times or we do not.
Condolences to the family and especially the children.