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Colorado River Man Sentenced To 22 Years In Federal Prison For Second-degree Murder

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Aug. 14, 2013, Loren Kaysang Tahbo, 33, of Parker, Ariz., and a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 265 months in prison, five years of supervised release, and restitution.  Tahbo pleaded guilty on Jan. 23, 2013, to second-degree murder.

On Aug. 10, 2012, Tahbo stabbed and ultimately killed a man on the Colorado River Indian reservation.  Tahbo left the scene of the murder, stole the victim’s car, crashed the car into a canal, and later fled on foot to a woman’s home where tribal police apprehended him. 

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by Jennifer E. Green, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-12-01773-PHX-DGC
RELEASE NUMBER:   2013-065_Tahbo

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Updated January 7, 2015