On Wednesday afternoon, Devan Edward Leonard, 28, Kyle Filbert Gray, 26, and Lucille Jean Leonard, 48, members of the Navajo Nation, of Lukachukai, Arizona, were sentenced following their respective guilty pleas to RICO conspiracy for their participation in the violent Red Skin Kingz (“RSK”) criminal gang.
Devan Leonard, the leader of RSK, was sentenced to 50 years’ imprisonment; Kyle Gray was sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment; and Lucille Leonard was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.
Devan Leonard, Kyle Gray, and Lucille Leonard are members of the RSK. RSK operated on the eastern side of the Navajo Nation in the District of Arizona. RSK was responsible for at least three murders, attempted murder, aggravated assaults, carjacking, kidnappings, sexual assaults, and drug trafficking, amongst other crimes.
On or between Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, 2014, Devan Leonard and another RSK member shot and killed two men and then transported their bodies to a remote “wash” in Lukachukai, Ariz., on the Navajo Indian Reservation, where the bodies were dismembered, burned, and buried to conceal the killings.
On Dec. 16, 2014, Kyle Gray and Devan Leonard shot and killed another victim immediately following a drug trafficking transaction. Later, Devan Leonard and Kyle Gray transported the victim’s body to a remote sheep camp on the reservation, where they dismembered and burned the victim’s body as they forced the victim’s girlfriend to watch.
Lucille Leonard held a leadership role in RSK, mostly participating in and overseeing RSK’s drug trafficking activities, including the collection of debts owed to RSK.