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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Gila River Man Sentenced to Over 21 Years in Prison for Murder

     PHOENIX – On Sept. 19, 2017, Gabriel Michael Alvarez, 25, of Sacaton, Ariz., a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 262 months in prison.  Alvarez had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.  Also sentenced was Roger Matthew James, of Chandler Heights, Ariz., 27, also a member of the Gila River Indian Community, to 15 years in prison for discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence, after previously pleading guilty.  

                

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Raynette Logan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

 

CASE NUMBER:           CR-17-00041-PHX-GMS

RELEASE NUMBER:    2017-090_Alvarez etal

 

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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CR-17-00041-PHX-GMS / 2017-090_Alvarez etal
Updated September 20, 2017