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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Utah

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Navajo Nation Man Charged with Murder

SALT LAKE CITY – Randy Lansing, 38, of Aneth, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation Indian Tribe, was charged by a federal grand jury in the District of Utah with second degree murder within Indian Country for unlawfully killing a member of the Navajo Nation on April 23, 2022, while on Tribal lands.

Lansing has pleaded not guilty to the charges contained in the indictment and his trial is currently scheduled for September 6, 2022.

Assistant United States Attorneys from the United States Attorney’s Office are prosecuting the case. Special Agents from the FBI, along with Patrol Officers and Investigators from the Navajo Nation, are conducting the investigation.  

An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated July 28, 2022