Santan Man Sentenced to Over 17 Years for Shooting Death
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Fernando Ray White, 42, of Santan, Arizona, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced on Monday by United States District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 210 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. On December 9, 2019, White shot the victim multiple times, killing her. The defendant pleaded guilty on July 14, 2023, to Second Degree Murder.
The Gila River Police Department and the FBI conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Raynette Logan and Vinnie Lichvar, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.
CASE NUMBER: CR-21-00766-PHX-DJH
RELEASE NUMBER: 2023-143_White
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Updated September 29, 2023
Press Release Number: 2023-143_White
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