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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Colorado River Indian Tribes Tribal Member Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Second Degree Murder

     PHOENIX – On Feb. 11, 2019, Larson Namow Burns, 29, formerly of Parker, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 180 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.  Burns had previously pleaded guilty to second degree murder. 

     On Jan. 3, 2018, Burns strangled the victim and inflicted several blows with a blunt object, resulting in the victim’s death. The victim was a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Burns is also a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the murder happened on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Indian Reservation.

 

CASE NUMBER:          CR-18-00379-PHX-DJH

RELEASE NUMBER:    2019-010_Burns

 

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Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Press Release Number: 
2019-010_Burns/CR-18-00379-PHX-DJH
Updated February 12, 2019