ALBUQUERQUE — Troy Livingston, 20, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Bread Springs, N.M., pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Albuquerque to second degree murder in Indian Country.
According to his plea agreement and other court records, Livingston beat Jane Doe, his girlfriend and the mother of his young child, with his hands, feet, and a metal flashlight, which inflicted severe injuries to her head, face and body.
Livingston admitted that he killed Jane Doe with malice aforethought and that he acted with callous and wanton disregard for human life. The murder took place at a residence in McKinley County and within the exterior boundaries of the Navajo Nation.
Livingston is in custody awaiting sentencing. He faces up to life in prison.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation worked jointly with the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations to investigate this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys David P. Cowen and Frederick T. Mendenhall are prosecuting the case.