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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Iyanbito Man Sentenced for Federal Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Kameron Lee Frank, 22, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Iyanbito, N.M., was sentenced this morning in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 37 months in prison for his involuntary manslaughter conviction.  He will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence. Frank was also ordered to pay $4,542.00 in restitution to the family of the victim.

Frank was arrested on July 21, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him with involuntary manslaughter.  According to the complaint, Frank killed a Navajo man who was a passenger in his vehicle when he crashed and rolled his pickup truck while driving under the influence of alcohol.  The crash occurred on May 23, 2014, in a location within the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M.

On Jan. 2, 2015, Frank admitted killing the victim by driving recklessly while under the influence of alcohol which rendered him incapable of exercising clear judgment and a steady hand in operating a vehicle.  Frank acknowledged that he operated the vehicle without using due caution and with a reckless disregard that imperiled the lives of others.

This case was investigated by the Crownpoint office of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle T. Nayback.

Updated May 29, 2015