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      Suspect in NMC stabbing pleads guilty to assault

      Ashley Day appeared in the Grand Traverse County Circuit Court Friday to enter her plea of guilty.

      One of the suspects in the stabbing on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College has pleaded guilty to assault with intent to rob.

      Ashley Day appeared in the Grand Traverse County Circuit Court Friday to enter her plea of guilty.

      Day was accused of setting up a fake drug deal with so she and four others could assault 35-year-old Dwight Thompson and steal his drugs.

      Thompson was jumped by three men, hit over the head with a machete, stabbed in the left arm and also in the back on NMC's campus in February.

      Another suspect, Antonio Orozco, was sentenced to 6 to 20 years for his part in the assault.

      Three other suspects, Alyssa Rodriguez, Jorge Alvarado, and Jorge Vasquaz-Antonio, have also been charged in the assault.

      Sentencing for Day is scheduled for May 29.