Ex-tribal leader wears bulletproof vest to court

This Feb. 21, 2014 photo shows the entrance to the Cedarville Rancheria, in Cedarville, Calif. Cherie Lash Rhoades, a former chairwoman of the rancheria, lived here. She is held on suspicion of homicide and other counts in a shooting at tribal headquarters in Alturas, Calif., that left four dead and two wounded. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)The ousted leader of a small American Indian tribe in northeastern California wore a bulletproof vest to her first court appearance Tuesday on charges she shot and killed four people and tried to murder two others at a meeting to evict her from tribal housing.

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