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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kayenta Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Federal Prison for Involuntary Manslaughter Related to Drunk Driving

     PHOENIX – On Dec. 12, 2017, Morris Singer, 54, of Kayenta, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Judge Stephen M. McNamee to 37 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  Singer had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.


     The case involved Singer driving his vehicle while intoxicated.  The victim, also a member of the Navajo Nation, was the passenger in Singer’s vehicle. Singer lost control of the vehicle and it rolled several times, ejecting the victim.  The victim died from injuries sustained from the crash, which occurred within the Navajo reservation.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by Sharon Sexton and Alex Samuels, Assistant United State Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-17-8049-PCT-SMM

RELEASE NUMBER:    2017-121_Singer


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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Press Release Number: 
2017-121_Singer / CR-17-8049-PCT-SMM
Updated December 13, 2017