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Navajo Man from Breadsprings, N.M., Sentenced for Federal Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Brandon Bob Lincoln, 30, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Breadsprings, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 37 months in prison for his involuntary manslaughter conviction. Lincoln will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.


Lincoln was arrested in March 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with involuntary manslaughter. According to the complaint, Lincoln killed a Navajo man when he crashed his vehicle on March 20, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M. At the time of the crash, Lincoln was driving under the influence of alcohol.


Lincoln subsequently was indicted on April 26, 2016, and charged with involuntary manslaughter. On Oct. 5, 2016, Lincoln pled guilty to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement.


This case was investigated by the Northern Pueblos Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Crownpoint office of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Spindle prosecuted the case.

Updated March 21, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice