Mescalero Apache man pleads guilty to murder
A man from the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico has pleaded guilty to the murder of a fellow tribal member.

Joe Arviso pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He admitted he beat Dustin Earl Pasewonit, 26, in January 2008.

Pasewonit was a snowboard instructor on the reservation. He was credited with saving the life of a woman on the reservation. After his death, his liver was donated to a girl who was near death.

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Guilty plea in Mescalero slaying (The Ruidoso News 4/22)

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