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October 7, 2015

Torreon Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE—Isaac Gordo, 31, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Torreon, N.M., was sentenced this afternoon to 37 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

Gordo pled guilty on Oct. 9, 2014, to a felony information charging him with killing another man on July 17, 2013, while operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and driving recklessly. According to the information, the offense occurred on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Sandoval County, N.M.

In his plea agreement, Gordo admitted killing the victim, a passenger in his vehicle, while driving under the influence of liquor. Gordo acknowledged that he was intoxicated when he drove his vehicle off the roadway, over correcting and flipping the vehicle so that it came to rest on its roof.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI, the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacob A. Wishard.

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