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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sells Man Sentenced To 6 ½ Years In Prison For Voluntary Manslaughter

            TUCSON, Ariz. – Alrick Michael Escalante, 21, of Sells, Ariz., and a member of the  Tohono O’odham Nation, was sentenced to 6 ½ years prison on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, following a guilty plea to voluntary manslaughterby U.S. District Judge David C. Bury.  Escalante pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter on May 16, 2013. 

            As part of the plea agreement, Escalante admitted that in the early morning hours of July 24, 2011, in Sells, Ariz., on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation, he stabbed the 22 year old victim, who died from a single stab wound.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tohono O’odham Nation Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raquel Arellano, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.

CASE NUMBER:                  CR-12-1625-TUC-DCB (BGM)
RELEASE NUMBER:           2013-087_Escalante

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Updated January 7, 2015