Shiprock man sentenced for 2016 killing in Sanostee
FARMINGTON — A Shiprock man was sentenced to six years in prison for a voluntary manslaughter charge in federal court in Albuquerque today.
Zachariah Nez, 22, will have three years of supervised release after completing his prison sentence, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Nez was arrested in October 2016 on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a man on the Navajo Nation.
The complaint alleges Nez killed the unidentified victim in Sanostee by striking the victim with a rock.
Nez was indicted in November 2016 for a second-degree murder charge.
He pleaded guilty on June 15 to a voluntary manslaughter charge in federal court in Albuquerque as part of a plea agreement, according to The Daily Times archives.