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Sacaton Woman Sentenced to 15 Years for Stabbing Death

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nina Maria Harrison, 36, of Sacaton, Arizona, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Susan M. Brnovich to 15 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Harrison previously pleaded guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter. 

On February 22, 2020, Harrison stabbed the victim multiple times, killing her. The attack took place on the Gila River Indian Community, where Harrison is an enrolled member.

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-21-00186-PHX-SMB
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-014_Harrison

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Updated February 17, 2022

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2022-014_Harrison