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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Isleta Pueblo Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Discharging a Firearm During a Crime of Violence

ALBUQUERQUE – Paul Martin, 29, a member and resident of Isleta Pueblo, was sentenced this morning to 10 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

Martin was arrested in April 2013, on an indictment charging him with assault with intent to commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and using a firearm during a crime of violence.  He has been in federal custody since that time.

According to the indictment, Martin committed these crimes on Oct. 17, 2012, by assaulting another Isleta Pueblo man within Isleta Pueblo.  
Court filings reflect that Martin assaulted the victim by shooting the unarmed man multiple times at close range with a handgun.

On Oct. 3, 2013, Martin pled guilty to count 4 of the indictment charging him with using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.  In entering his guilty plea, Martin admitted shooting the victim with a firearm on Oct. 17, 2013.  

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Isleta Pueblo Tribal Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Mysliwiec.

Updated January 26, 2015