Farmington Man Sentenced to 86 Months in Prison for Stabbing

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – On June 27, 2022, Fabian Yazzie, 33, of Farmington, N.M., was sentenced by United States District Judge Steven P. Logan to 86 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Yazzie had previously pleaded guilty on February 11, 2022, to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

On March 15, 2018, Yazzie stabbed the victim in the neck and hand with a knife. The assault occurred in Lukachukai, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation, where both Yazzie and the victim are enrolled members.

The FBI and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Emma Mark and Alexander Samuels, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-21-08030-PCT-SPL


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