CROWNPOINT CHARGED WITH MURDER

Blaine Charles Morgan, 35, of Crownpoint, N.M., has been charged federally with murder for a stabbing that occurred on the Navajo Nation. 

The FBI and Navajo Nation Criminal Investigations on Monday arrested Morgan, who was in Navajo custody. Morgan is charged in a complaint and an indictment with the March 29, 2020, death of an adult male in Church Rock, N.M. 

Morgan had an initial appearance via teleconference in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Tuesday.  

A preliminary/detention hearing is scheduled for Thursday. The public is reminded that all defendants are considered innocent unless convicted in a court of law. Navajo Nation Criminal Investigations assisted with the investigation. 

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