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Sells Man Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Voluntary Manslaughter

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 19, 2013
  • District of Arizona (602) 514-7500

TUCSON, AZ—Alrick Michael Escalante, 21, of Sells, Arizona, and a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was sentenced to six-and-a-half years prison on Monday, November 18, 2013, following a guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter, by U.S. District Judge David C. Bury. Escalante pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter on May 16, 2013.

As part of the plea agreement, Escalante admitted that in the early morning hours of July 24, 2011, in Sells, Arizona, on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation, he stabbed the 22-year-old victim, who died from a single stab wound.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tohono O’odham Nation Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raquel Arellano, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.