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Gila River Man Sentenced To 9 Years in Prison for Stabbing

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

     PHOENIX – Yesterday, Kenneth Wayne Morgan, Jr., 38, of Blackwater, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 108 months in prison. On April 30, 2015, Morgan was found guilty by a jury of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.   

     On Jan. 29, 2014, Morgan entered a home on the Gila River Indian Community and stabbed a man in the head, causing a 10 cm. gash from the victim’s temple through his ear.  The victim was air-evacuated to a local hospital where he was treated for the life threatening injury.  Both Morgan and the victim are members of the Gila River Indian Community.  

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raynette Logan and Brooke Mickelson, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-14-01126-PHX-GMS

RELEASE NUMBER:   2015-066_Morgan


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Updated February 4, 2016

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-14-01126-PHX-GMS