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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 15, 2022

Chinle Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Second Degree Murder

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Tuesday, Rogche Yoe Begay, 25, of Chinle, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 16 years in prison. Begay previously pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder.

On July 16, 2019, Begay stabbed the victim with a knife, killing him. The crime occurred on the Navajo Nation, where Begay is an enrolled member.

The FBI and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jillian Besancon, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution. 

 

CASE NUMBER:           CR-19-08185-PCT-DJH            
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-118_Begay

 

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
2022-118_Begay
Updated July 15, 2022