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Parker Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for First Degree Murder

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

     PHOENIX – On June 18, 2019, Mickey Roy Anderson, Sr., 30, of Parker, Ariz., and a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to life in prison, 10 years in prison to run consecutive to his life sentence, and seven years in prison to run concurrent to his life sentence.  Anderson was found guilty by a federal jury on March 5, 2019 of first degree murder, use of a firearm during a crime of violence, and burglary of a residential structure. 

     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.  

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

Updated June 19, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2019-076_Anderson/CR-17-00297-PHX-DLR