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Confessed Killer Wants Statements Thrown Out

Confessed Killer Wants Statements Thrown Out

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who admitted killing an elderly Sioux Falls woman in her bed wants to keep statements he made following his arrest kept from a jury that will decide whether he lives or dies.

Forty-three-year-old James McVay has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder in the July 2011 stabbing death of 75-year-old Maybelle Schein. A jury will decide whether he gets life in prison or the death sentence.

His attorneys say statements McVay made after his arrest in Madison, Wis., should be thrown out because McVay was in a drug-induced psychosis. Prosecutors say there’s no proof McVay’s statements were involuntary.

McVay told investigators and a television reporter that he killed Schein and stole her car as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama on a golf course.

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