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October sentencing set for Arizona murderer

PHOENIX — An Oct. 15 sentencing is scheduled in federal court in Phoenix
for a man convicted of a domestic violence killing on the Fort Apache Indian
Reservation in eastern Arizona.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said a jury convicted 36-year-old Willard John of
Cibecue of second-degree murder on July 11.

John was convicted of the March 2012 stabbing and throat-slashing death of a
woman who was the mother of John’s two young children.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, John cut his throat after the killing.

John could be sentenced to a maximum penalty of life in prison.


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