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    Sandra Ramirez ‏@sandraKOAT 45s46 seconds ago

    Tom Begaye scheduled to make first court appearance @ 10am in Farmington. Police blocking entrance #AshlynneMike

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    Sandra Ramirez ‏@sandraKOAT 1m1 minute ago

    The closest media is allowed to set up is in a parking lot across the street from the courthouse #AshlynneMike #koat

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    Begaye charged w/ 1 count of murder, 1 count of kidnapping. Facing life in prison #KOAT
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    Ian told Shiprock police that the driver who abducted them had taken them toward the Shiprock pinnacle where he came upon a dead end road. According to authorities, Tomas Begaye, 27, told them he picked the girl up because he wanted to have sex with her. He told them he inappropriately touched her and hit her more than once with a tire iron when she began to cry, they said.

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    Man admits to kidnapping 11-year-old girl, killing her with tire iron
    May 4, 2016 6:10 p.m.

    HIPROCK, N.M. – The man charged with abducting and killing a girl from New Mexico’s Navajo Nation gave investigators a chilling account of her final hours.

    Tom Begaye, 27, said he saw 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike playing with her younger brother Monday in the Lower Fruitland area and offered them a ride, according to a criminal complaint.

    Ashlynne’s 9-year-old brother told detectives Begaye drove them toward Shiprock Pinnacle, located along a desolate, high desert plain on Navajo Nation land. Begaye, carrying a tire iron, allegedly took his sister out of the vehicle and walked her away from the car and out of the boy’s sight, according to KOB-TV.

    During questioning, Begaye said he stopped the vehicle after Ashlynne started crying and walked her to an isolated area behind a hill. He admitted to sexually assaulting her before hitting her with the tire iron until she stopped moving, according to the document.

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    Man admits to kidnapping 11-year-old girl, killing her with tire iron
    May 4, 2016 6:10 p.m.

    HIPROCK, N.M. – The man charged with abducting and killing a girl from New Mexico’s Navajo Nation gave investigators a chilling account of her final hours.

    Tom Begaye, 27, said he saw 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike playing with her younger brother Monday in the Lower Fruitland area and offered them a ride, according to a criminal complaint.

    Ashlynne’s 9-year-old brother told detectives Begaye drove them toward Shiprock Pinnacle, located along a desolate, high desert plain on Navajo Nation land. Begaye, carrying a tire iron, allegedly took his sister out of the vehicle and walked her away from the car and out of the boy’s sight, according to KOB-TV.

    During questioning, Begaye said he stopped the vehicle after Ashlynne started crying and walked her to an isolated area behind a hill. He admitted to sexually assaulting her before hitting her with the tire iron until she stopped moving, according to the document.

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    I would like to hit that evil POS with a tire iron until he stopped moving.
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    Updated: 05/04/2016 10:34 PM
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    Detectives with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office detained the man who has allegedly confessed to killing 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike Tuesday a half-hour before the girl's body was found and hours before he was eventually arrested.

    San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christensen confirmed with KOB his detectives had detained 27-year-old Tom Begaye at 11 a.m. at a Farmington gas station, but were unable to arrest him at the time.

    Christensen said investigators had found the red van that was suspected to have been used in the abduction and had detained Begaye "on a hunch" he was the suspect, but they were told that the preliminary suspect description did not match up with Begaye's appearance, so they were forced to let him go.

    The original description said the suspect had a tear-drop tattoo under his eye and earrings in each ear. Begaye had neither.

    After FBI investigators interviewed Ashlynne's siblings, the suspect description changed to match Begaye.

    Sheriff Christensen told KOB his detectives were frustrated because they felt they were on the right track to make an early arrest, but were forced to let him go. He said that frustrates him as well, but that he was pleased Begaye was eventually arrested.

    San Juan County sheriff's Lt. Kyle Lincoln told The Associated Press that Begaye let deputies search his van but didn't find anything suspicious.

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    Updated: 05/04/2016 10:34 PM
    Created: 05/04/2016 4:03 PM

    Detectives with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office detained the man who has allegedly confessed to killing 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike Tuesday a half-hour before the girl's body was found and hours before he was eventually arrested.

    San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christensen confirmed with KOB his detectives had detained 27-year-old Tom Begaye at 11 a.m. at a Farmington gas station, but were unable to arrest him at the time.

    Christensen said investigators had found the red van that was suspected to have been used in the abduction and had detained Begaye "on a hunch" he was the suspect, but they were told that the preliminary suspect description did not match up with Begaye's appearance, so they were forced to let him go.

    The original description said the suspect had a tear-drop tattoo under his eye and earrings in each ear. Begaye had neither.

    After FBI investigators interviewed Ashlynne's siblings, the suspect description changed to match Begaye.

    Sheriff Christensen told KOB his detectives were frustrated because they felt they were on the right track to make an early arrest, but were forced to let him go. He said that frustrates him as well, but that he was pleased Begaye was eventually arrested.

    San Juan County sheriff's Lt. Kyle Lincoln told The Associated Press that Begaye let deputies search his van but didn't find anything suspicious.

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    but...they would have gotten the description from Ian. how hard would it have been to have had Ian identify this guy from a photo?

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    Sandra Ramirez ‏@sandraKOAT 24h24 hours ago New Mexico, USA

    We've also learned Begaye offered #AshlynneMike's older sister a ride first, but she refused
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    SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) -- On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl.

    Hours had passed since the man had talked the girl and her brother into his van while they were playing about a quarter-mile from their home after school.

    She begged to be taken home, but he led her away from her 9-year-old brother, to an even more remote spot, where he removed her clothes and sexually assaulted her. Then he hit her twice in the head with a tire iron and left her for dead before driving off and leaving the boy as well, all alone, as night fell.

    Details about the final moments of Ashlynne Mike's life began to emerge Wednesday from court documents and family members, as the suspect, Tom Begaye, a 27-year-old Navajo man from a neighboring community, appeared before a federal magistrate on murder and kidnapping charges.

    Begaye was quiet as he faced the victim's relatives and other tribal members in court. Outside, they yelled "bastard" and "go to hell" as he was led away.

    The crime has sent shockwaves through the small tribal communities that line the San Juan River in New Mexico's northwest corner. The grief that overwhelmed searchers when they found the girl's body Tuesday, the morning after she disappeared, has shifted to anger and to disbelief that one of their own could commit such a heinous crime

    Begaye wasn't well-known in the community but at least one woman, Sher Brown, recognized him as one of the men that regularly joined her brother at sweat lodge ceremonies and church meetings on the Navajo Nation.

    It was inside a sweat lodge, where Navajo men traditionally participate in spiritual cleansing, that an FBI agent and tribal investigators found Begaye on Tuesday night. His vehicle was parked outside, matching the boy's description of a maroon van with no hubcaps. The girl's brother later identified Begaye as the driver of the van.

    "How can a man of that nature who did what he did go into a sweat lodge after?" Brown said through tears.

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    (AP) – Several hours after a stranger abducted an 11-year-old Navajo girl as she played near her home, few outside the reservation knew she was missing.

    Cellphone alarms jolted New Mexico residents at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, giving the first warning beyond the Navajo Nation to keep watch for Ashlynne Mike and the man who lured her into his van. He took the girl and her brother Monday afternoon soon after they got off the school bus in a desolate stretch of the reservation.

    The Amber Alert’s delay has drawn sharp criticism from those who believe more could have been done to find Ashlynne alive, while others say issuing it earlier would have made little difference. Officials and community members say it took too long for information to get from the tribe to the outside authorities who could help, wasting precious search time.

    “My phone buzzed and I realized that this has gotten really serious. Why did it take so long for the Navajo Nation to issue an Amber Alert?” said Rick Nez, president of the tribe’s San Juan Chapter, where Ashlynne lived.

    The country’s largest American Indian reservation does not have a system to issue its own child abduction alerts, and a fraction of the 566 federally recognized tribes do. In most cases, state authorities coordinate with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to send word about abductions of children in danger of serious injury or death

    Efforts for the Navajo Nation to implement its own alert system have not materialized. The tribe was one of 10 named in a 2007 pilot project through the U.S. Justice Department to expand Amber Alerts into Indian Country.

    Heidi Jose, a relative of Ashlynne’s, said she has long felt Navajo police are slow to react to reports of missing people and requests for help from residents. She and dozens of others questioned the delay in the time that police learned the girl was missing and when surrounding agencies got word to provide re-enforcement.

    “Why is it that they’re not snapping their fingers, you know, and saying, ‘A child is missing. OK, let’s go,’?” Jose said. “This is something that for them — the Navajo police — is a wake-up call.”

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    hopefully someone can spearhead some movement to move forward with the recommendation of the freakin US Justice Department from 2007!! gawd. if you want to live in a weird quasi sovereign nation i guess you need to advocate for yourselves a bit better. sorry for the crankyness.

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    one more thing

    “This is something that for them — the Navajo police — is a wake-up call.” (from your link MKM)

    no it's not. if it takes 9 years to 'wake-up' you got serious problems.

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    LOWER FRUITLAND, N.M. — A member of this small rural community and fellow church member of Tom Begaye Jr. said Thursday he was betrayed by the 27-year-old man who is accused of kidnapping and killing 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike.

    Rufus Dickie told The Daily Times in an interview he tried his best to help Begaye and his brother after the death of their parents in 2014. He said that when he met the brothers in the spring of 2015, their home was in disrepair and they lacked basic necessities, such as food and clothing.

    "They were lost without their parents," he said, adding later, "I didn't have much food in my own fridge, but what I had I gave to them."

    Dickie said he met the brothers through a local chapter of the Native American Church. Begaye's mother, Agnes Begaye, was an active member of the church, according to her obituary in The Daily Times.

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    Dickie said he never knew Begaye to be violent and described him as an outgoing person.

    "I knew him in the sunshine," Dickie said. "But I didn't know him at home behind closed doors."

    Dickie said he felt betrayed by the man he called his brother. Dickie said he and Begaye were together in a sweat lodge ceremony praying for Ashlynne and her family moments before Begaye's arrest.

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    Dickie said the sweat lodge ceremony began at noon as scheduled.

    Ashlynne's body had been found on a remote road six miles south of the Shiprock pinnacle about an hour before.

    He said Begaye did not act unusual, though he seemed quieter.

    He said they sang songs and prayed on behalf of the Mike family at the ceremony.

    "There were tears," Dickie said. "The sweat ceremony was so emotional."

    He said the ceremony continued for several hours. After it concluded, Begaye was arrested, according to Dickie

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    Dickie said he has cooperated fully with the FBI's investigation into the girl's murder.

    He said his heart ached for the Mike family. "We are still shedding tears," he said, crying.

    Dickie said he and other members of the Native American Church provided emotional support and guidance to the brothers after their parents' deaths. He said he told Begaye to behave and warned him against using drugs and alcohol.

    "I trusted him with my family," he said. "I trusted him with my daughter. And he betrayed me.

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    sorry that this man felt betrayed, and that must be an awful feeling but Begaye was 26 when he lost his parents. old enough to know not to lure, molest and kill an innocent child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura View Post
    sorry that this man felt betrayed, and that must be an awful feeling but Begaye was 26 when he lost his parents. old enough to know not to lure, molest and kill an innocent child.
    Totally agree, I doubt that has anything to do with him being a pedo .

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    Thousands of people from across the Navajo Nation and beyond shared their grief Friday at the funeral of an 11-year-old girl who was lured to her death by a beckoning stranger.

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    The Farmington civic center was packed with more than 1,600 people, and just as many stood outside. Entire families, hugging each other and their children, gathered before her small white coffin, surrounded by flowers and balloons. Many people wore yellow T-shirts — one of her favorite colors.

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez recalled Ashlynne as a budding musician who wanted to share her talents in playing the xylophone and piano with others. She called on the crowd to carry on Ashlynne's kindness, and thanked her little brother for his bravery, for trying to find her in the desert, and then running for help.

    "I cannot imagine the pain Ashlynne's loved ones feel right now," the governor said, as the boy's father held him tight. "But even as we mourn her, we should celebrate her life and remember what a beautiful little girl she was, inside and out."

    More than 200 miles away in Albuquerque, Begaye appeared in U.S. District Court, waiving his right to a preliminary hearing on murder and kidnapping charges. The federal judge ordered that he remain in custody.

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    i feel terrible for this community and for the parents. i hope little Ian gets an immense amount of therapy and that the community rallies around him.

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    Navajo girl's alleged killer indicted on federal crimes

    USA Today Network Steve Garrison, The (Farmington, N.M.) Daily Times 4:30 p.m. EDT May 26, 2016

    FARMINGTON, N.M. — A grand jury has indicted the man accused of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on six criminal charges.

    Tom Begaye Jr., 27, was indicted Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, kidnapping resulting in death, two counts of aggravated sexual abuse resulting in death and kidnapping of a minor, according to U.S. Justice Department information released Thursday.

    He also is accused of kidnapping Ian Mike, the 9-year-old brother of Ashlynne Mike, on May 2 from near their home in the community of Lower Fruitland, N.M., about 10 miles west of Farmington.

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    The first five counts of the indictment carry a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment. Kidnapping of a minor is punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

    Begaye is scheduled to arraigned at 9:30 a.m. MT June 7. He is being held without bond, pending trial.

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    Tom Begaye Indictment

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    Tom Begaye Jr., arraignment is scheduled for today. No updates yet.
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    Man Pleads Not Guilty to Abducting, Killing Navajo Girl


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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Jun 7, 2016, 1:06 PM ET

    The man accused of abducting and killing an 11-year-old Navajo girl has pleaded not guilty to murder, kidnapping, sexual abuse and other charges.

    Tom Begaye Jr. entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Albuquerque, where relatives of the victim left the courtroom weeping after his brief court appearance.

    The arraignment for the 27-year-old Navajo man came just over a month after authorities say he kidnapped fifth-grader Ashlynne Mike and her younger brother as they played near their home on the Navajo Nation.

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    Navajo Nation lawmakers proposes funding for Amber Alert


    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Navajo Nation lawmakers are proposing tribal legislation to fund an emergency 911 system and expand efforts for a rural addressing system on the vast reservation.

    About $850,000 of the multi-million appropriation in the bill would go toward developing an Amber Alert system – a move that comes in response to a kidnapping this year that raised concerns over the fact that the United States’ largest American Indian reservation does not have its own system to issue child abduction alerts.

    Authorities say 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike was lured into a man’s van near her school bus stop on May 2, and found dead the next day in the desert south of Shiprock, New Mexico.

    An Amber Alert wasn’t issued until the morning after her disappearance.


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    Wonderful news!
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    Slain girl's father sues Navajos over lack of alert system

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    The father of an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was abducted and left to die on the Navajo Nation is suing the tribe for failing to have an emergency notification system that he claims would have saved his daughter's life.

    The Farmington Daily Times reports that Ashlynne Mike's father, Gary Mike, has filed a civil complaint against the tribe. He's demanding a jury trial.

    Ashlynne was found dead May 3, the day after she was abducted near her school bus stop. An Amber Alert wasn't issued until around 2 a.m. the morning after her disappearance.

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    The tribe recently announced that its new alert system should be working within weeks.


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    Man accused of killing Ashlynne Mike due in court

    January 25, 2017, 6:32 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– The man accused of killing an 11-year-old girl on the Navajo Nation last year will have a hearing in federal court Wednesday.

    A judge will determine if a hearing is necessary to see if [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] is competent to stand trial for [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
    Authorities say Begaye kidnapped the girl and sexually assaulted her before killing her.

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    Finally some movement in this case.
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    Federal Judge to evaluate competency hearing for accused murderer

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    So far I haven't found anything on how or when judge will rule.
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    Suspect in Navajo Girl's Killing Heads to Federal Court

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man charged in the death of an 11-year-old girl in a remote part of the largest American Indian reservation is headed to federal court.

    Tom Begaye is scheduled Tuesday to attend a change-of-plea hearing in federal court. But it is not known if his lawyers and federal prosecutors have struck a deal. Begaye previously pleaded not guilty to murder, sexual abuse and other charges.

    Begaye is accused of luring Ashlynne Mike into his van in May 2016. Mike was reported missing, but an Amber Alert didn't go out until the next day.

    She was later found in an area near the Arizona-New Mexico border.


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    "He finally admitted it": Guilty plea in girl's killing in Navajo Nation

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A man charged with murder, sexual assault and other counts in the death of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation changed his pleas to guilty Tuesday in a case that prompted calls to expand the Amber Alert system and the death penalty to tribal communities across the U.S.

    More than a year after Ashlynne Mike was killed in Navajo Nation, Tom Begaye entered his new pleas at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as family members of Mike cried.

    Her father, Gary Mike, said after the hearing that the guilty pleas were a turning point for the family that has struggled since the killing.

    "We all know that this person is guilty," he said. "He finally admitted it today."

    Asked if he had a message for Begaye, Mike paused, tried to hold back tears and said, "I can't now."

    Mike told CBS affiliate KRQE, "words cannot describe what I'm feeling – what we're all feeling."

    "This crime is something that should not happen to anyone," Mike told the station.

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said in a statement that she hoped the guilty plea brought some peace to the family.

    "But sadly, nothing will ever undo what was done," the Republican governor and former prosecutor said. "It's critical that we continue to do more to protect our children."

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    A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled for Tom Begaye.
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