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Tucson Woman Sentenced to 20 Years for Second Degree Murder

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

TUCSON, Ariz. – Yvette Naomi Garcia, 36, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced on Tuesday by United States District Judge Scott H. Rash to 20 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Garcia pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder. 

On December 26, 2021, Garcia, an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, murdered a Pascua Yaqui woman by intentionally running her over multiple times with a vehicle. The offense occurred on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation in Tucson, Arizona.

The FBI and the Pascua Yaqui Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Frances M. Kreamer Hope and Scott A. Turk, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:           CR 22-0525-TUC-SHR (BGM)
RELEASE NUMBER:    2023-144_Garcia

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Zachry Stoebe
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Updated September 29, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2023-144_Garcia