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Ashlynne Mike. Photo/AMBER Alert, Shiprock Police Department.

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Suspect pleads guilty to murder of Navajo girl

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 Aug. 1 in a case that prompted calls to expand the AMBER Alert system and the death penalty to tribal communities across the U.S.