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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Shonto Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Assault

     PHOENIX – On Feb. 9, 2015, Norman George Begay, Jr., 31, of Shonto, Ariz., a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to seven years’ imprisonment for stabbing his victim, resulting in serious bodily injuries.  Begay pleaded guilty on Sept. 22, 2014, to assault resulting in serious bodily injury, occurring on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

     The investigation was handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Department of Criminal Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Dimitra H. Sampson.

CASE NUMBER:         CR-14-8093-PCT-DLR

RELEASE NUMBER:   2015-014_Begay

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Updated February 10, 2015