- Parent Category: Aquash/Peltier/Ray
- Category: Annie Mae Pictou Aquash
- Published: 10 November 2009
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota (AP) 11-09
A federal appeals court says it wont review failed appeals by government prosecutors who want to try a Canadian man for a 1975 slaying on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
John Graham of the Yukon territory in Canada is one of two men charged in federal court in the killing of Annie Mae Aquash. Prosecutors say American Indian Movement leaders suspected that Aquash was a government informant and ordered her to be killed.
Graham and Richard "Dick" Marshall of Rapid City are charged in federal court with murder and aiding and abetting in the death of Aquash. Graham and Thelma Rios of Rapid City also face state charges of taking part in the kidnapping and killing of Aquash.
A trial date for Rios has been set for March 2010.