Shiprock man sentenced to prison for involuntary manslaughter

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — A Shiprock man was sentenced in federal court in Santa Fe on Thursday to two and a half years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.

Byron Harold Peshlakai, 26, pleaded guilty without the benefit of a plea agreement on March 2, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The release states Peshlakai will have three years of supervised release after completing his prison sentence.

He was arrested last October on an indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter for killing a person with his vehicle on Oct. 25, 2015 while driving under the influence of alcohol on the Navajo reservation, the release states.