Steamboat Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Voluntary Manslaughter

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PHOENIX – Last Week, D’Juan Manuel Pizarro, 27, of Steamboat, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 120 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Pizarro had previously pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

On June 4, 2016, Pizarro stabbed the victim, also an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, to death. The incident occurred on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Christina Covault, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.