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Navajo Man Sentenced to 240 Months in Federal Prison for Second Degree Murder

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

     PHOENIX – Yesterday, Derrick Haskan, of Kayenta, Ariz. and a member of the Navajo Indian Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 240 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Haskan had previously pleaded guilty to second degree murder.


     The case involved Hasken crashing his truck into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Hasken had a blood alcohol content of over .20 and was driving in excess of 85 MPH, without any braking action, 2 seconds prior to impact. Hasken killed two people in the vehicle as a result of his conduct, both victims were also members of the Navajo Indian Nation.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Department of Law Enforcement. The prosecution was handled by Sharon K. Sexton, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.



RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-005_Hasken


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Updated January 24, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-16-8092-PCT-SPL/2017-005_Hasken