[R-G] John Graham is Free!!!
mstainsby at resist.ca
Fri Oct 3 13:36:19 MDT 2008
U.S. indictment against man charged in 1975 slaying of Canadian woman
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A judge in South Dakota has dismissed the indictment
against a Canadian man in the decades-old slaying of Annie Mae Aquash, a
fellow Canadian aboriginal activist.
John Graham was charged with the shooting death of Aquash on the Pine
Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1975. Both Graham and
Aquash,, a Mi'kmaq from Pictou, N.S., were affiliated with the American
Graham's lawyer asked federal Judge Lawrence Piersol to dismiss the
indictment against his client on technical grounds.
The lawyer argued that the U.S. government didn't have jurisdiction
because the accused and victim were both members of Canadian tribes.
Prosecutors argued that the indictment was sound because the other man
indicted and already convicted, Arlo Looking Cloud, fits the U.S.
definition of Indian.
Although Monday's scheduled trial in Rapid City, S.D., is now off,
officials say prosecutors can seek another indictment against Graham.
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