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Rios found guilty of killing two Navajo men


WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - A jury found Alex Rios guilty Dec. 9 of two counts of second-degree murder for the killing of two Navajo men, Kee Thompson and Allison Gorman. Sentencing will come at a later date. Two other teens were also charged in the killings.

Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates and Leonard Gorman, director of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, said the guilty verdict provided some level of comfort and relief to the family, friends and relatives of the victims.

"When this tragedy occurred, it touched the hearts of many of our Diné citizens, including my colleagues on the Navajo Nation Council," Bates said. "With today's verdict, I hope the families feel that a certain level of justice has prevailed.


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