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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 5, 2023

Chinle Man Sentenced to More Than 30 Years for Murder and Arson

PHOENIX, Ariz. –Alberto Toddy, 35, of Chinle, Arizona, was sentenced on December 19, 2022, by United States District Judge Dominic W. Lanza to 365 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Toddy pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder and Arson. 

On April 17, 2020, Toddy brutally assaulted two victims with a baseball bat inside one of the victim’s homes. Toddy then intentionally set fire to the home, resulting in the death of one of the victims who had been rendered unconscious by the assault. The offense occurred in Chinle, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation, where both the victims and Toddy are enrolled members.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Division of Public Safety conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant United States Attorneys Alexander Samuels and Emma Mark, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-21-08058-PCT-DWL
RELEASE NUMBER:    2023-001_Toddy

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
2023-001_Toddy
Updated January 5, 2023