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Brothers Sentenced in Chinle-Area Homicide

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     PHOENIX – This week, Mike Haudley, 65, of Logan, Utah, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 98 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Haudley had previously pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.


     Haudley’s brother, Benjamin Haudley, 63, of Nazlini, Ariz., was previously sentenced by Judge Tuchi to 13 months of imprisonment, to be followed by one year of supervised release, after he previously pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony.


     On Oct. 9, 2015, Mike Haudley stabbed and killed the victim at the victim’s home on the Navajo Nation. Afterwards, Benjamin Haudley helped Mike Haudley conceal the victim’s body. Mike Haudley and Benjamin Haudley are both enrolled members of the Navajo Nation, as was the victim.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Samuels, District of Arizona, Phoenix.



RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-028_Haudley


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Updated April 6, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-16-8067-PCT-JJT / 2017-028_Haudley