Four sentenced in 2014 Navajo Nation murder

Posted at 10:24 AM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 13:24:35-04

Four men have been sentenced in connection with a murder on the Navajo Nation in 2014.

A release from the U.S Attorney's Office says three men, 22-year-old Shawn Dale, 22-year-old Travis Gaddy and 24-year-old Zachrey Brown, were sentenced this week to more than 17 years in prison for a stabbing that happened on the nation on July 22, 2014.

All three previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and a fourth, 22-year-old Julius Yazzie, was sentenced to ten years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to robbery.

Prosecutors said Dale, Gaddy and Brown lured the victim outside and stabbed him to death, while Yazzie waited as the getaway driver.

All four men, along with the victim, belong to the Navajo Nation, authorities said.