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Man pleads guilty for murdering brother of former chairwoman
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2011
An Arizona man faces 14 to 17 1/2 years in prison for murdering the brother of the former chairwoman of the
Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Gerardo Benito Ramirez, 20, pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge. He admitted he shot and killed Gilbert Frias, 32, on New Year's Day in 2007.
Federal prosecutors said Ramirez fired into a crowd after a party. He apparently didn't target Frias.
Herminia Frias was serving as chairwoman of the tribe at the time of the incident. She was the first woman to lead the tribe.
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