Sacaton Man Sentenced to More Than 21 Years in Prison for Murder
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 20, 2013|
PHOENIX—On September 19, 2013, Eddie Eugene Moreno, 33, of Sacaton, Arizona, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 262 months in prison. Moreno pleaded guilty on April 9, 2013, to second-degree murder.
On December 24, 2012, Moreno was at his mother’s residence on the Gila River Indian Community, as was the victim. For no apparent reason, Moreno followed the victim into a bedroom and stabbed him with a knife in the chest, just above his heart. The victim died from internal bleeding after his blood vessel had been severed.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Raynette M. Logan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.