Tokio Woman Pleads Guilty To Murder In Foster Child’s Death

(Bismarck, ND) — A Tokio, North Dakota woman is facing sentencing in connection with the death of her foster child. Court records show 47-year-old Tammy Longie has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of the five-year-old, as well as three counts of child abuse, and child neglect in Indian Country. She and her 44-year-old husband Erich Longie Jr. were arrested in May 2020 after authorities say they found the child’s body in their basement with signs of abuse. Investigation revealed that the foster child’s sibling and two biological children in the home were abused. Erich Longie Jr. previously pled guilty to similar charges in April 2021.

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