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San Manuel woman remains in jail after arrest
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Filed Under: Law

A member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California will remain in jail after potentially violating the terms of her probation.

Stacy Cheyenne Barajas-Nunez, 26, was sentenced to home detention for pleading guilty to a murder-for-hire plot. She was arrested for trespassing after being found in the parking lot of her tribe's casino.

The San Bernardino County District Attorney says Barajas-Nunez violated conditions of her sentence by going to the casino. She could end up serving 27 years in prison as a result.

Barajas-Nunez's lawyer says the incident does not qualify as trespassing because the entire tribal membership has to vote on the matter.

Get the Story:
Tribal member to stay in jail as alleged probation violation is reviewed (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 11/26)
Tribal member's lawyer calls alleged probation violations "technicalities" (The San Bernardino Sun 11/26)

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