FARMINGTON, N.M. (WR) — A New Mexico man serving a life sentence for kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old woman in 2016 had his attraction dismissed after a decide dominated that he did not file his movement in time.

Tom Begaye Jr. was sentenced in 2017 to life in jail with no risk of parole after he pleaded responsible to homicide, kidnapping and aggravated sexual abuse, the Farmington Each day Occasions reported on Monday.

Begaye admitted sexually abusing 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike and kidnapping her nine-year-old brother Ian Mike on Might 2, 2016, authorities have mentioned. Ashlynne Mike’s physique was discovered the subsequent day.

Begaye in his requests after he was convicted requested for the chance to plead responsible to a lesser offense and a diminished jail sentence, in response to courtroom paperwork.

He claimed in his handwritten motions mailed from a midwestern penitentiary that he didn’t know his rights when he underwent a psychiatric analysis, that he didn’t perceive the legislation and that his federal public defender was incompetent.

The decide dominated Begaye made his requests too late and didn’t present explanation why he thought his lawyer was ineffective.

The decide mentioned the motions ought to have been filed by October 2018 however have been despatched in June 2019.