Tucson Man Sentenced to 24 Months for Assault by Strangulation

Andrew Barthalomew Trujillo, 38, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced December 5, 2022, by United States District Judge John C. Hinderaker to 24 months in prison. Trujillo previously pleaded guilty to Assault by Strangulation.

Evidence presented at trial disclosed that Trujillo strangled the victim by placing his hands around her throat and applied enough pressure that the victim lost consciousness. Both Trujillo and the victim are enrolled members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Pascua Yaqui Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.