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Gila River Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years for Second-Degree Murder

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 08, 2013
  • District of Arizona (602) 514-7500

PHOENIX—On January 7, 2013, Martin Oliver Pablo Sr., 22, of Sacaton, Arizona, and a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 189 months in prison. Pablo pleaded guilty on October 2, 2012, to second-degree murder.

In April 2012, Pablo shot and killed a 19-year-old man at a family gathering following an argument. Pablo, who had been drinking, fired a single shot to the victim’s chest. The victim later died as a result.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Jennifer E. Green, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.