New Mexico man sentenced for tribal member’s death

Albuquerque, New Mexico (AP) December 2010
A Jicarilla Apache man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a fellow tribal member.

U.S. District Judge James Browning sentenced 41-year-old Paul Callado Jr. last week.

In addition to his prison sentence, Callado must serve three years of supervised release.

Callado was arrested in April and charged with the murder of 44-year-old Lester Vicenti. He ended up pleading to the lesser charge as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors.

The case stems from a 2005 fight between the two men at Callado’s home on the reservation. Callado admitted hitting Vicenti several times. Vicenti died two days later.

Court records show Callado and Vicenti were intoxicated at the time of the fight.