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Jan 27, 2014 12:40 PM by Faye DeHoff

Tohono O'odham man sentenced in stabbing

TUCSON - A Tohono O'odham man has been sentenced for stabbing a Sells man.

On Jan. 24, 26-year old Darrell Scott Ortega of Tucson, a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to 28 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. Ortega pled guilty on July 23, 2013, to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

This case involved the Nov. 5, 2011, stabbing of a Sells man, also a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation. The victim was at a social gathering at a residence in the Village of Kaka, when Ortega stabbed the victim in the abdomen.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tohono O'odham Nation Police Department.

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