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Case Number: 1:20-cr-01880-MV
Judge: Martha Vazquez
Court: United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Bernalillo County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm.
On April 19, 2020, Christopher Kee, age 28, of Shiprock, New Mexcio, threw the victim, identified in court records as Jane Doe 1, onto a bed and prevented her from getting up. Kee retrieved a pocketknife and stabbed Jane Doe 1 several times. Kee also punched and kicked Jane Doe 1. When he saw how badly Jane Doe 1 was bleeding from a stab wound to her abdomen, Kee poured sugar in her wound and applied pressure. When Jane Doe 1 cried out in pain, Kee slapped her. Later, Jane Doe 1 fled from the home and flagged down a motorist to take her to Northern Navajo Medical Center for treatment.
The assault occurred on the Navajo Nation, and Jane Doe 1 is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. Kee faces up to 10 years in prison. Kee will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.
The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Navajo Nation Department of Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Joseph M. Spindle and Kyle Nayback are prosecuting the case.
18:1153 and 113(a)(3): Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
Outcome: 06/15/2022 92 Clerk's Minutes for proceedings held before District Judge Martha Vazquez: Jury Trial - Day 3 as to Christopher Kee held on 6/15/2022. (Court Reporter: Carmela McAlister) (gr) (Entered: 06/21/2022)
06/16/2022 93 Clerk's Minutes for proceedings held before District Judge Martha Vazquez: Jury Trial - Day 4 as to Christopher Kee held on 6/16/2022. (Court Reporter: Mary Loughran) (gr) (Entered: 06/21/2022)
06/17/2022 94 Clerk's Minutes for proceedings held before District Judge Martha Vazquez: Jury Trial - Day 5 as to Christopher Kee held on 6/17/2022. Jury finds the defendant guilty on Count 2, not guilty on Counts 1, 3, and 4. (Court Reporter: Mary Loughran) (gr) (Entered: 06/21/2022)
06/17/2022 95 Court's Jury Instructions as to Christopher Kee by District Judge Martha Vazquez. (gr) (Entered: 06/21/2022)
06/17/2022 96 Jury Notes as to Christopher Kee. (gr) (Entered: 06/21/2022)
06/17/2022 99 ELECTRONIC EXHIBIT LIST Released to Jurors as to Christopher Kee. (gr) (Entered: 06/21/2022)
06/21/2022 98 REDACTED JURY VERDICT as to Christopher Kee (1) Guilty on Count 2s; Not Guilty on Counts 1s, 3s and 4s. (gr) (Entered: 06/21/2022)