Men get prison terms for drug-related killing on reservation
Sep. 21, 2017
PHOENIX (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to prison for convictions stemming from a 2015 drug-related killing on the Gila River Indian Community.
Gabriel Michael Alvarez of Sacaton was sentenced to nearly 22 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and Roger Matthew James of Chandler Heights received a 15-year prison term for discharge of a firearm after pleading guilty.
Both were sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge in Phoenix.
Court documents don't identify the victim by name but a sentencing memo filed by prosecutors say he was a drug dealer targeted for money and amphetamine.