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February 10, 2015

Shonto Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Assault

PHOENIX—On Feb. 9, 2015, Norman George Begay, Jr., 31, of Shonto, Ariz., a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to seven years’ imprisonment for stabbing his victim, resulting in serious bodily injuries. Begay pleaded guilty on Sept. 22, 2014, to assault resulting in serious bodily injury, occurring on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

The investigation was handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Department of Criminal Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Dimitra H. Sampson.

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