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PHOENIX — A 34-year-old Casa Grande man was sentenced for a 2018 murder on the Gila River Indian Community.

On Nov. 18, Timothy Wayne Lewis Jr. was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan M. Brnovich to 17½ years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release. The defendant pleaded guilty on May 20 to second-degree murder.

On Sept. 26, 2018, the defendant shot and killed the victim. The murder took place on the Gila River Indian Community, and the victim was a Gila River tribal member. Lewis is a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Raynette Logan, who is based in Phoenix.

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