Navajo Nation courthouse to host federal trial
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) - A man charged with federal crimes will have his trial play out on the Navajo Nation.
Jury selection in Edsel Badoni's case is scheduled to begin Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Flagstaff. But U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow says the other two trial days will be in Tuba City.
Snow says having the trial on the reservation will give residents an understanding of how the federal justice system works. Court proceedings in federal cases originating from the Navajo Nation typically are held in Flagstaff, Phoenix and Prescott.
A spokeswoman for the Navajo Nation courts says seating will be limited in Tuba City.
Badoni is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.
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