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Mesa man indicted in killing on tribal land

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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012 8:31 am

A Mesa man has been indicted in connection with a killing earlier this month on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community between Mesa and Scottsdale.

A federal grand jury in Phoenix on Tuesday returned a one-count indictment for second-degree murder against 23-year-old Tommy Eugene Medley Jr.

Prosecutors say Medley was arrested on June 17 after a man was killed on the reservation the previous day.

He remains in federal custody pending trial. It was unclear Wednesday whether Medley has a lawyer yet.

Prosecutors say Medley could face a sentence of up to life in prison if he's convicted in the case.

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