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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fourth Laguna Pueblo Member Sentenced for Assault Conviction Arising Out of Drive-By Shooting of Acoma Pueblo Home

ALBUQUERQUE – Andrea Carrillo, 22, a member of the Laguna Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced this afternoon in federal court to 21 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release for her assault conviction arising out of the drive-by shooting of an Acoma Pueblo home. 

Carrillo is the last of four members of Laguna Pueblo to be sentenced in this case.  Her three co-defendants three were sentenced in Dec. 2014, based on guilty pleas to assault charges. Preston Chino, 22, and Cameron Joseph Kasero, 21, were each sentenced on Dec. 2, 2014, to 96 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Joseph Edward Lucero, 25, was sentenced on Dec. 9, 2014, to 74 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release.

The four co-defendants were indicted on assault and firearms offenses in July 2013.  The indictment alleged that the quartet assaulted two men and a woman on Dec. 9, 2012, by discharging firearms at a residence located in Acoma Pueblo in Cibola County, N.M.

Chino pled guilty on Aug. 27, 2014, and admitted aiding Kasero and Lucero in assaulting the victims by providing them with shotguns and ammunition.  He also admitted driving them to the victims’ Acoma Pueblo home where they discharged the shotguns multiple times in the direction of the residence.  Kasero pled guilty on Sept. 2, 2014, and admitted assaulting the victims by discharging a shotgun at a residence while it was occupied by the victims.  Lucero pled guilty on Sept. 9, 2014, and admitted repeatedly discharging a weapon at the victims’ residence. 

Carrillo pled guilty on Sept. 2, 2014, and admitted aiding the assault on the victims by providing her co-defendants with directions to the residence while knowing that they intended to commit an assault at that location. 

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI, the Laguna/Acoma Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services, the Acoma Pueblo Tribal Police Department and the Pueblo of Laguna Tribal Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle T. Nayback prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015