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Date: 09-10-2021

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United States of America v. Marty Manuelito

Case Number: 1:19-cr-01994-JB


Court: United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Bernalillo County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Albuquerque, NM: Assault resulting in serious bodily injury criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Marty Manuelito, age 46, of Albuquerque, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation attacked the victim with a firearm.

On Apr. 23, 2017, Manuelito and two accomplices assaulted John Doe at his residence on the Navajo Nation. Manuelito, along with Derwin Williams, 44, and Joelson Talk, 45, attacked the victim to retrieve a firearm. As a result of the attack, the victim suffered multiple lacerations to his forehead, mouth and wrist, a broken tooth, and fractures to his spine and nose. The victim also sustained a concussion and required immediate medical attention for his injuries.

Williams pleaded guilty on June 5, 2020, and was sentenced on Oct. 21, 2020, to three years in prison. Talk pleaded guilty on July 24, 2020, and on May 18 was sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison.

The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office and the Navajo Nation Police Department investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Marshall prosecuted the case.

18:1153 and 113(a)(6): Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Indjury

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 84 months; 3 years supervised release with special conditions; Restitution $252.42 (paid jointly/severally, in monthly installment of $10 or 10% of the deft's gross monthly income, whichever is greater); SPA $100; deft in custody.

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