U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Arizona
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April 1, 2015

Tuba City Man Found Guilty of Killing 10-Week-Old Infant Daughter

PHOENIX—Ken Jermaine Fowler, 30, of Tuba City, Ariz., a member of the Navajo Nation, was found guilty by a federal jury of involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury of a minor. The case was tried before U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow from March 3—26, 2015. The defendant was remanded into custody after trial. Sentencing is set before Judge Snow on June 29, 2015.

The evidence at trial showed that Fowler assaulted the ten week old infant on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation while she was alone in his care. The assault caused massive brain injury that resulted in her death four days later.

A conviction for assault resulting in serious bodily injury of a minor carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum penalty of life in prison, a $250,000.00 fine, or both.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Christine Ducat Keller and Sharon K. Sexton, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-028_Fowler

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