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Friday, August 20, 2021

Bapchule Man Sentenced for Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Murder

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Kyle Andrew Jose, 27, of Bapchule, Arizona, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to nearly 8 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Jose previously pleaded guilty to Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Murder. 

On March 1, 2020, Jose, an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community, was driving his car with his co-defendant, Brent Edwin Justin, as the front seat passenger. As Jose drove by the victim, Justin shot and killed the victim. Jose later disposed of the rifle that was used in the shooting. He also assisted Justin in trying to evade apprehension for the crime. 

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

CASE NUMBER:            CR-20-00557-PHX-JJT
RELEASE NUMBER:    2021- 052_Jose

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Updated August 20, 2021