Pojoaque Pueblo man sentenced for 10 years for threatening family
January 27, 2017
SANTA FE – A Pojoaque Pueblo man who was convicted of assault and firearms charges for threatening to kill his children and their mother for losing keys in 2010 was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Albuquerque federal court Thursday.
Gerald James Viarrial, who also must serve five years of supervised release after his prison term, was arrested in January 2015 after one of his children reported verbal abuse to a social service provider and said he wanted to keep his siblings and his mother safe from Viarrial. Pojoaque Pueblo tribal police arrested Viarrial after investigating the claims and a federal grand jury later indicted him on several assault charges.