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A woman in prison after pleading guilty to neglect in the death of her 3-week-old baby will get a new trial. A district court judge has vacated the sentence of 27-year-old Cassandra Black Elk, who pleaded guilty in May to felony child neglect. In a ruling on Tuesday, District Court Judge Daniel Borgen agreed with her claim that she received improper advice from her attorney when he told her to plead guilty. An autopsy found no evidence of abuse on neglect in the baby girl's death in February 2022 in Bismarck.

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