U.S. Attorney Alexander M.M. Uballez announces Selection of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Assistant United States Attorney for the Southwest Region
ALBUQUERQUE – Troy Livingston, 20, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Bread Springs, New Mexico, pled guilty in federal court in Albuquerque yesterday to second degree murder in Indian Country.
According to his plea agreement and other court records, Livingston beat Jane Doe, his girlfriend and the mother of his young child, with his hands, feet, and a metal flashlight, which inflicted severe injuries to her head, face and body. Livingston admitted that he killed Jane Doe with malice aforethought and that he acted with callous and wanton disregard for human life. The murder took place at a residence located in McKinley County and within the exterior boundaries of the Navajo Nation.
Livingston is currently in custody awaiting sentencing. He faces up to life in prison.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation worked jointly with the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations to investigate this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys David P. Cowen and Frederick T. Mendenhall are prosecuting the case.
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Public Affairs Officer
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of New Mexico