Office of the United States Attorney, John S. Leonardo
District of Arizona
October 29, 2013
PHOENIX– On Oct. 25, 2013, Lee Kinder Tso, 51, of Many Farms, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake to 141 months in federal prison. He had previously pleaded guilty on March 15, 2013, to assault with a dangerous weapon and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence
On Feb. 3, 2012, Tso used his rifle to shoot two victims in the chest, causing serious injuries to the victims. He was angry with the victims because he believed they harmed his nephews earlier in the day. Tso and others drove to a residence and shot one victim in the chest after he answered the door. The second victim came out of a bedroom, and Tso also shot him in the chest. Both victims survived following lengthy hospitalizations and multiple surgeries.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Jennifer E. Green, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-08051-PHX-NVW
RELEASE NUMBER: 2013-082_Tso
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