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Parker Man Convicted of First Degree Murder, Burglary, and Firearms Offenses

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

     PHOENIX – On March 5, 2019, Mickey Roy Anderson, Sr., 30, of Parker, Ariz., and a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was convicted by a jury of first degree murder, burglary of a residential structure, and use of a firearm during crimes of violence by a federal jury in Phoenix.  The case was tried before U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes, and Anderson will be sentenced on May 20, 2019.

     The evidence at trial showed that on Jan. 23, 2014, Anderson walked into the victim’s home, stood a few feet from the victim and shot her in the face.  The victim died almost instantly.  Anderson was angry with the victim for purchasing drugs from another drug dealer in the community.  The victim was also a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, and the murder happened on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.  

     A conviction for first degree murder carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison.  Burglary of a residential structure carries a maximum penalty of 21 years in prison.  Use and discharge of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and up to life.    

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Deparment.  The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore and Sharon K. Sexton, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:                  CR-17-00297-PHX-DLR

RELEASE NUMBER:           2019-027_Anderson


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Updated March 6, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2019-027_Anderson/CR-17-00297-PHX-DLR