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Maricopa Man Sentenced to Prison for Shooting Death

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Brent Edwin Justin, 32, of Maricopa, Arizona, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to nearly 17 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Justin previously pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder.

On March 1, 2020, Justin shot the victim multiple times on the Gila River Indian Community, resulting in the victim’s death. Justin is  an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community.

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

CASE NUMBER:            CR-20-00557-PHX-JJT
RELEASE NUMBER:    2021- 041_Justin


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Updated July 2, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2021-041_Justin