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September 20, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                          

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COSME LOPEZ
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SACATON MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 21 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MURDER

PHOENIX – On Sept. 19, 2013, Eddie Eugene Moreno, 33, of Sacaton, Ariz., a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 262 months in prison.  Moreno pleaded guilty on April 9, 2013 to second degree murder.

On Dec. 24, 2012, Moreno was at his mother’s residence on the Gila River Indian Community, as was the victim.  For no apparent reason, Moreno followed the victim into a bedroom and stabbed him with a knife in the chest, just above his heart.  The victim died from internal bleeding after his blood vessel had been severed.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Raynette M. Logan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-13-00039-PHX-DGC
RELEASE NUMBER:   2013-075_Moreno

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