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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Federal Inmate Sentenced for Stabbing Another Inmate

     TUCSON, Ariz. –Christopher Betances, 34, of New York, New York, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to 57 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.  Betances had previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. 

     On November 19, 2017, Betances, while serving time in a federal penitentiary, stabbed another inmate in the face, neck, and upper body areas with a shank. 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Raquel Arellano and Corey J. Mantei, District of Arizona, Tucson.

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Updated November 27, 2019