Suspect Arrested in Connection with Shooting, Stabbing of Navajo Woman

Perfinna King, 32, of the Navajo Nation, has been arrested in connection with the April 6, 2012 stabbing and shooting of a Navajo woman in Ojo Amarillo, on the Navajo Indian reservation near Farmington, New Mexico.

King was arrested approximately 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 at a residence in Upper Fruitland by patrol officers from the Navajo Police Department and members of the New Mexico Safe Trails Task Force.

A federal warrant had been issued for King in the stabbing and shooting of a 33-year-old woman, who is recovering.

The FBI is assisting the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations, which will prosecute the case in U.S. District Court.

The New Mexico Safe Trails Task Force is composed of Navajo law enforcement officers and the FBI.

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