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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Kayenta Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Vehicular Homicide

     PHOENIX, Ariz. – This week, Alonzo Anagal, of Kayenta, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 15 years of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Anagal had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault of a child resulting in serious bodily injury.

     On January 30, 2019, Anagal was driving while intoxicated on Highway 160, on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation.  Driving recklessly, Anagal caused an accident that killed two people in another vehicle, including a small child, and seriously injured a third person.  After the accident, Anagal’s blood alcohol concentration was tested and found to be .221.  Anagal is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Samuels, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Press Release Number: 
2019-146_Anagal/CR-19-8094-PCT-DLR
Updated December 19, 2019