- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Sheep Springs man has pleaded guilty in the 2014 stabbing death of a man on the Navajo Nation.

The U.S. Attorneys’ Office for New Mexico says 53-year-old Bufred Denetclaw gave his plea Thursday in federal court in Albuquerque.

Denetclaw was charged with voluntary manslaughter.

Denetclaw admitted to stabbing the victim three times in the back following an alcohol-fueled argument in June 2014 in San Juan County.

Under the agreement, Denetclaw must serve 100 months in federal prison.

The stabbing was investigated by FBI special agents and tribal criminal Investigators.


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