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A man was sentenced in U.S. District court for the murder of Daniel Pierce, son of La Paz County Supervisor Sandy Pierce.
Loren Kaysang Tahbo, 33, of Parker, a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 265 months in prison, five years of supervised release and restitution. Tahbo pleaded guilty on January 23rd, 2013, to second-degree murder.
Just over a year ago, Tahbo stabbed and ultimately killed Daniel Pierce while in the valley on the reservation south of Parker. Tahbo left the scene of the murder, stole the victim’s car, crashed the car into a canal and later fled on foot to a woman’s home where CRIT Police apprehended him.
The investigation in the case was conducted by the FBI and the CRIT Police Department. Tahbo was prosecuted by Jennifer E. Green, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.