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Santa Fe woman sentenced to eight months in prison for assault of Nambe Pueblo teen

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

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Brittany Huizar, 20, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was sentenced in federal court today to eight months in prison and three years of supervised release for assault resulting in substantial bodily injury. A grand jury indicted Huizar on Nov. 4, 2020, and Huizar pleaded guilty on March 31.

            In her plea, Huizar admitted that during the evening of Dec. 31, 2019, she was hanging out with a group of younger boys and girls, including the victim, an enrolled member of Nambe Pueblo who was 13-years old at the time. At about midnight, the group drove to an Española park, located on the Santa Clara Pueblo in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. At the park, a group of the girls, including Huizar, jumped the victim, identified in court records as Jane Doe. Huizar admitted to hitting and kicking Jane Doe.

            After the first attack, Jane Doe was ordered to get into the trunk before the group proceeded toward Chimayo, where they again assaulted Jane Doe, and Huizar admitted to slamming the victim’s head against the side of the car. Jane Doe again was ordered to get into the trunk and the group drove to La Mesilla, New Mexico, where the victim escaped. Jane Doe was treated by emergency medical personnel for a left knee sprain and numerous contusions, scrapes and bruises to her head, chest and body.

            The Santa Fe Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the New Mexico State Police and the Española Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Nayback prosecuted the case.

Updated October 27, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 21-213