Suspect in killing of Navajo girl expected to change plea
July 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect is expected to change his plea in the kidnapping, sexual assault and killing of an 11-year-old girl in a remote part of the largest American Indian reservation that prompted an effort to expand the Amber Alert system into tribal communities across the U.S.
More than a year after the May 2016 death of Ashlynne Mike in Navajo Nation, Tom Begaye is scheduled to attend a change-of-plea hearing Tuesday in an Albuquerque federal court. It's not known if his lawyers and federal prosecutors have struck a deal.
Begaye previously pleaded not guilty to murder, sexu...