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San Carlos Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Involuntary Manslaughter

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

     PHOENIX – On August 1, 2019, Kevin Ryan Upshaw, Jr., 32, of San Carlos, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan M. Brnovich to 30 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. Upshaw had previously pleaded guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter.   

     On July 22, 2013, Upshaw, an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, while driving under the influence of alcohol, struck and killed 5 year old Legend Mariah Ramos. 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the San Carlos Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Simon.

Updated August 16, 2019

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2019-091_Upshaw/CR-18-997-PHX-SMB