Brother charged in Shiprock man's murder


FARMINGTON — Charley Joe Jr. was arraigned this morning, accused of murder in the death of his 66-year-old brother, Jonathan Joe, a farmer and rancher who was found dead Friday morning of ax wounds at his residence near Mesa Farm Road in Shiprock.

Charley Joe Jr. appeared in Farmington Municipal Court in shackles and an orange jumpsuit, and requested a court-appointed attorney. The Joe family attended the hearing.

Charley Joe Jr. declined to comment about the murder.


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