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Date: 07-14-2023

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United States of America v. Eric Lee Kinney

Case Number: 22-CR-8132

Judge: Dominic W. Lanza

Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Maricopa County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Phoenix

Defendant's Attorney: Sandra Hamilton

Description: Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with Second-Degree murder.

On or about November 5, 2022, Kinney, a member of the Navajo Nation, stabbed the victim to death and later fled from law enforcement. Upon his arrest, Eric Lee Kinney, age 37, of Inscription House, Arizona, directed law enforcement agents to where he had hidden the murder weapon.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety conducted the investigation in this case. The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

18:1153 and 1111 - CIR - Second Degree Murder

Outcome: Defendant is committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a term of TWO HUNDRED NINETY-TWO (292) MONTHS, with credit for time served. Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of SIXTY (60) MONTHS; Special Assessment: $100.00; Fine: Waived; Restitution: $6,090.00.

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