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Man pleads guilty to a killing on Navajo reservation


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A member of the Navajo Nation has pleaded guilty in the 2014 stabbing death of a Navajo man on the reservation.

The U.S. Attorneys' Office for New Mexico says 53-year-old Bufred Denetclaw gave his plea Thursday in federal court in Albuquerque.

Denetclaw was charged with voluntary manslaughter.

Denetclaw admitted to stabbing the victim three times in the back following an alcohol-fueled argument in June 2014 on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County.

Under the agreement, Denetclaw, of Sheep Springs, must serve 100 months in federal prison.


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