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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Shonto Man Sentenced to Prison for Voluntary Manslaughter

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Monday, Landis Grant Yellow, 29, of Shonto, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 78 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Yellow previously pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter. 

In December 2017, Yellow stabbed the victim with a knife, killing him. The stabbing took place on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, where Yellow is an enrolled tribal member.   

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Department of Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Amy Chang and Sharon Sexton, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-19-08194-PCT-SPL
RELEASE NUMBER:    2021-065_Yellow

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Updated October 7, 2021