ARIZONA, USA — An Arizona man has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge following a previous guilty plea.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Dominic W. Lanza sentenced Kelly Joyce, 38, of Pinon, to a federal prison term of 202 months, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The case against Joyce, a member of the Navajo Nation, stems from a deadly shooting that happened on March 2, 2020. Other details were not released in the news release.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jillian Besancon.
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The program shares unsolved felony case information in multiple ways, including TV, radio and social media.
Anyone who has information on a crime or recognizes a suspect described by the program is asked to call 480-948-6377, go to the program's website online or download the Silent Witness app to provide a tip. The identity of anyone who submits a tip is kept anonymous.
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Individuals who submit tips that lead to an arrest or indictment in the case can get a reward of up to $1,000.