Chandler Man Sentenced to Over 7 Years for Voluntary Manslaughter
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Walter Lee Riggins, Jr., 28, of Chandler, Arizona, was sentenced last week by United States District Judge Michael T. Liburdi to 87 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. The defendant pleaded guilty on August 21, 2023, to Voluntary Manslaughter.
On December 27, 2020, Riggins, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, shot the victim, killing him.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Raynette Logan and Vinnie Lichvar, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-21-00553-PHX-MTL
RELEASE NUMBER: 2023-183_Riggins
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Zachry J. Stoebe
Telephone: (602) 514-7413
Updated November 20, 2023
Press Release Number: 2023-183_Riggins