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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Jicarilla Apache man sentenced to 33 years in prison for murder in Indian Country

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Allister Quintana, 26, of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe, was sentenced on Sept. 17 in federal court to 33 years and nine months in prison for second degree murder in Indian Country. Quintana pleaded on Jan. 22, 2020. 

            In his plea agreement, Quintana admitted to restraining and confining John Doe in a closet, causing his death. The killing occurred in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, on the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation. 

            Upon his release from prison, Quintana will be subject to five years of supervised release.

            The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from Jicarilla Apache Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph Spindle and Frederick Mendenhall prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
21-193
Updated September 21, 2021