A McNary man, Andre Hinton, age 36, was sentenced to eight years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for the death of his teenage girlfriend.
Hinton had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum punishment of eight years in prison.
In November 2006, Hinton, who was 25 years old, and a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, assaulted his then 16-year-old girl girlfriend, also a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, on the Ft. Apache Indian Reservation, resulting in the victim’s death.
Hinton did not seek medical attention for her, but rather buried her in a shallow grave with the assistance of one of his friends, who was a juvenile at the time. Hinton and the other individual then disposed of the shovels they used to bury the victim’s body and burned their clothing. The young victim had been reported missing by her family since October 2006. Her body was discovered in December 2006 after the juvenile who helped bury her body led law enforcement to her grave.