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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Chinle Man Sentenced to Nearly 15 Years for Voluntary Manslaughter

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Yesterday, Jeroy Johnson Benally, 23, of Chinle, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dominic W. Lanza to 177 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Benally previously pleaded guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter.

On August 28, 2020, Benally shot the victim two times with a rifle, resulting in the victim’s death. Benally is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Raynette Logan, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-21-08018-PHX-DWL
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-001_Benally

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Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Press Release Number: 
2022-001_Benally
Updated January 5, 2022