Jan 252013

A young Winslow man has been sentenced to 20 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for the 2011 stabbing death of 20-year-old Cody Cordova, also of Winslow.
A jury found Chance Burgess, 23, guilty of second degree murder on Oct. 3, 2011. Judge Ralph Hatch sentenced him on Jan. 8.
At 3:25 a.m. on June 12, 2011, Winslow police were called to the scene of a reported disturbance in the 1100 block of Aspinwall. Cordova was found bleeding from an open wound to the chest and was transported to Little Colorado Medical Center, where he later died.
After it was determined that there had been an altercation between the two young men, police detained Burgess. He was subsequently charged with first degree murder and booked into the Navajo County Jail in Holbrook.