Local

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Former DWU Football Player Killed In Georgia

DWU

A former Dakota Wesleyan University football player was shot and killed over the weekend near his home in Dawsonville, Georgia.…

in Local

Funeral Arrangements Set For Girl Killed By Pack Of Dogs

tombstone 1

Jayla Rodriguez was killed on Tuesday while sledding.

in Local

Three People In Custody For Wagner Stabbing

jail

The FBI is assisting in the investigation.

in Local

Autopsies Being Performed On Sisseton Shooting Victims

pistol

Four people were found dead inside a home.