The South Dakota Supreme Court has denied a prison inmate's bid to have a say in who raises his child.
Irving Jumping Eagle is serving life for killing the child's mother. He argued before the Supreme Court in August that he has the right under the Indian Child Welfare Act to ask that his sister raise his child.
Jumping Eagle appealed a Third Circuit ruling that the child should remain in the care of the mother's relatives, who are non-Indian.
The high court upheld that decision.
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