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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 22, 2017

Fort Defiance Woman Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison for Stabbing on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation

     PHOENIX – Today, Donna Karen Holyan, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 28 months in prison, followed by three years’ supervised release. Holyan had previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

 

     The evidence showed that Holyan stabbed the victim approximately four times at a grocery store on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. Both Holyan and the victim are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation.

 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Christine Keller, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

 

 

CASE NUMBER: CR-16-08245-PCT-JJT

RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-046_Holyan

 

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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CR-16-08245-PCT-JJT / 2017-046_Holyan
Updated May 22, 2017