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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Colorado River Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison For Child Abuse

PHOENIX – On Jan. 28, 2013, Brice Little, 29, of Parker, Ariz., and a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Martone
to 15 years in federal prison followed by supervised release.  Little pleaded guilty on Oct. 2, 2012 to child abuse under an assimilated Arizona statute. 

Little was watching his girlfriend’s daughter, a four-month old infant, in a motel room on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Indian reservation. While under his care, the victim suffered serious injury, including severe head trauma.  Little failed to obtain any medical treatment for her, and instead, he watched television.  The victim later died as a result of the injuries.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by Dyanne Greer and Jennifer E. Green, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-12-0206-PHX-FJM  
RELEASE NUMBER:     2013-009_Little

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Updated January 7, 2015