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January 13, 2015

Pinetop Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Assault

PHOENIX—On Jan. 12, 2015, Lloyd Tito Burnette, Jr., 33, of Pinetop, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt to 10 years’ imprisonment. Burnette pleaded guilty on Oct. 6, 2014, to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Burnette, a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, took his victim to a remote area of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and assaulted her. As a result, the victim sustained serious bodily injuries.

The investigation was handled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Dimitra H. Sampson and Rachel Stoddard.

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