- Parent Category: Aquash/Peltier/Ray
- Category: Annie Mae Pictou Aquash
- Published: 01 February 2010
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Rapid City, South Dakota (AP) Jan. 2010
|Arlo Looking Cloud |
Defense attorneys in a 1975 slaying on a South Dakota reservation say the governments key witness should not be allowed to testify in the February trial.
John Graham and Richard Marshall are charged in federal court with murder and aiding and abetting in the death of American Indian Movement activist Annie Mae Aquash. Trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 16 in Rapid City.
Marshalls attorney, Dana Hanna, says in court documents that he believes Arlo Looking Cloud intends to give testimony that the government knows is false. Looking Cloud was convicted of murder in 2004 for his role in Aquashs death and was sentenced to life in prison.
Hanna says his motion is based on tape recordings of Looking Clouds telephone conversations from jail. Federal prosecutors say they are working on a response and declined further comment.
See related article: Feds: Aquash was bound and raped before 1975 execution
See narratives of historical NFIC investigation into Aquash murder case
See other historical articles on the Aquash case at jfamr.org
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