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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 21, 2022

Pinon Man Sentenced to 202 Months for Second Degree Murder

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On November 14, 2022, Kelly Joyce, 38, of Pinon, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge Dominic W. Lanza to 202 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Joyce previously pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder.

On March 2, 2020, Joyce, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, shot and killed the victim. The crime occurred in Pinon.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jillian Besancon, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

 

CASE NUMBER:            CR-20-08093-PCT-DWL
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-215_Joyce

 

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
2022-215_Joyce
Updated November 21, 2022