MAN SENTENCED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ASSAULT ON INDIAN RESERVATION
A 29-year-old resident of Mount Pleasant, Michigan was sentenced today by United States District Judge Thomas L. Ludington to 365 months in federal prison after having pled guilty on January 3, 2011 to attempted murder and assault causing serious bodily injury on a child announced U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade.
McQuade was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge, Andrew G. Arena, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In October 2009, David Andrew Delacruz-Slavik, severely injured and attempted to kill the 23-month-old victim. During the incident, Slavik strangled, bit, and repeatedly punched the victim, causing a stroke and other life-threatening injuries. The assault occurred on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation in Isabella County, Michigan, less than two months after Slavik was sentenced for the crime of child abuse in the 2nd degree in Bay County for fracturing the same victim’s skull.
The case was investigated by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department and special agents of the FBI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roy Kranz.