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Shiprock man charged with murder in Indian Country

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

              ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Simeon Atcitty, 38, of Shiprock, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, appeared in federal court on Sept. 29 for a detention hearing. A federal grand jury indicted Atcitty Sept. 10 on a charge of second degree murder in Indian Country. Atcitty will remain in custody pending trial.

              According to the indictment, on or about June 19, Atcitty allegedly killed a victim, identified in court records as John Doe, in San Juan County, New Mexico.

              An indictment is only an allegation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

              The FBI Farmington Resident Agency investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Marshall is prosecuting the case.

Updated October 9, 2020

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 20-184