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Suspect in Killing of 11-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty to Additional Charges

Begaye, also a member of the Navajo Nation, has already pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder

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    This undated file photo provided by San Juan County, N.M. Detention Center shows Tom Begaye of Waterflow, N.M. Begaye accused of kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old Navajo girl pleaded not guilty to murder, sexual abuse and other charges Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in a case that sent shockwaves through the nation's largest American Indian reservation.

    A New Mexico man accused of kidnapping and killing 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike on Navajo Nation land last month pleaded not guilty Tuesday to new charges, one of them involving her 9-year-old brother.

    Tom Begaye Jr., 27, of Waterflow, New Mexico, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque to two additional counts of aggravated sexual abuse resulting in death in the killing of Ashlynne and to an additional count of kidnapping of a minor in the case of her brother, identified in charging documents only as "John Doe."

    Begaye, also a member of the Navajo Nation, has already pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping, kidnapping of a minor and committing a crime on an Indian reservation, NBC News reported.