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Alturas shooting suspect makes first court appearance.

, Posted: Tue, February 25 2014 at 11:48 PM, Updated: Tue, February 25 2014 at 11:55 PM

Alturas shooting suspect makes first court appearance.

Alturas, Cali. -- The Northern California woman accused of opening fire during a tribal meeting could face the death penalty.

44 year-old Cherie Rhoades appeared in a Modoc County courtroom Tuesday.

Rhoades is a member of the Cedarville Rancheria Tribe in Alturas.

She was called before the tribal council, last week, accused of embezzling money and facing banishment.

At that hearing, police say Rhoades pulled out a gun and started shooting. Then continued her rampage with a butcher knife.

Among the dead: her brother, her niece, her nephew and two others were injured but survived.

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