Man indicted for murder on Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation

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PHOENIX -- A Mesa man has been charged in the murder of a Native American man on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation.

On Tuesday, a federal grand jury returned a single count indictment against Tommy Eugene Medley Jr., 23, charging him with second-degree murder.

Medley allegedly killed the victim on or about June 16. He was arrested the following day.

Medley will remain in federal custody pending trial.

If convicted of second-degree murder, Medley faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, and a $250,000 fine.