ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mother of a Navajo girl who was kidnapped and killed in 2016 urged tribal officials and children's advocates Tuesday to take advantage of tools and funding under a law...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping, raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl in New Mexico in 2016 now wants his life prison sentence reversed.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill that expands a child abduction alert system to tribal land.
The bill comes almost two years after an 11-year-old Navajo girl was sexually assaulted and killed on the reservation in northwestern New Mexico. An Amber Alert wasn't issued for Ashlynne Mike until the day after she was reported missing.
The bill that Trump signed Friday is named for her.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that expands a child abduction alert system to tribal land.
The bill is named for Ashlynne Mike, an 11-year-old girl who was lured into a van on the Navajo Nation in May 2016, sexually assaulted and killed. An Amber Alert wasn't issued until the day after she was reported missing. Her body was found near Shiprock, New Mexico.
The bill cleared the Senate on Thursday. It now goes to President Donald Trump.
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Dale West, an experienced investigator with the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations, broke down in tears on his way to 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike's funeral May 6, 2016, and could not make it to the Farmington Civic Center where more than 1,600 people gathered to say goodbye to the beloved child.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than a year after a Native American girl was killed and her tribe was criticized for not having an alert system in place when children go missing, the Navajo Nation has signed a contract to purchase the software it needed to get the notification system running by the end of this month.