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Man sentenced to prison for reservation killing

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 14:33:41-04

A Laveen man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 2012 killing of another member of the Gila River Indian Community.

A federal judge in Phoenix sentenced 38-year-old Royce Allen Young last week on his previous guilty plea to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 24-year-old Daniel Paul Ballestero.

The victim's body was found on the tribe's reservation on Aug. 20, 2012.