Aquash daughter makes plea to defendant: "Free Yourself Richard Marshall"

From Denise Pictou Maloney
January 31, 2010

I want to thank all the supporters of justice for Annie Mae for their sentiments and kind words of support and encouragement over the last few months. I had promised to keep you all informed of any developments and news in our journey in achieving justice for my mother. As many of you know Feb. 16th is the beginning trial date for defendants John Graham and Richard Marshall in the aiding and abetting of the kidnapping and murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash.

I have written to Marshall to encourage him to do the right thing by contacting federal prosecutors to tell them his truth. I have spoken to Arlo Looking Cloud (now serving a life sentence for aiding and abetting in the murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash) before and after his incarceration about this situation. (court testimony has confirmed that Marshall saw my mother shortly before her murder) I have explained to Marshall that there is no dishonor in speaking the truth and telling the federal prosecutors exactly what happened the night John Graham, Arlo Looking Cloud, and Theda Nelson Clark arrived at his house with my mother as their hostage and gave him a note that described her as "baggage" and asked if he would "take care of her " prior to her execution.

Dick Marshall

I have asked Marshall to do the right thing by speaking up for our family and for his family in ending 34 years of suffering. He has an opportunity to walk away from this without serving a life sentence for the actions of others; all he has to do is speak his truth to the prosecutors.

Marshall once has said he attended my mothersÂ’ funeral "to show where his heart was" I have asked him where his heart is now? I have explained to him that it is not our intent to see a whole group of people go to prison for the rest of their lives. This Journey is about healing and forgiveness and it has to start with the truth and that all those interested in truth and justice would support him.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask all those interested in Justice and truth for Annie Mae or for anyone who has suffered injustices to write a short handwritten letter to Richard Marshall and his Lawyer Dana Hanna to encourage them to request a meeting with the federal prosecutors so that Marshall can speak his truth and end this 34 years of suffering and injustice not just delivered to my mother but to all nations who believe in integrity, truth and justice.

Why would Richard Marshall want to take the fall for Graham who he says he hardly knew if he wasn't directly involved in my mothers murder? What agenda is he serving to question the testimony of Arlo? As long as he is silent he encourages people to believe that his Lakota Brother Arlo Looking Cloud, a descendent of American Horse, is a liar.

Vine Richard Marshall
307 St. Joseph St.
Pennington County Jail
Rapid City, South Dakota

Attorney Dana Hanna
P.O.Box 3080
Rapid City, South Dakota

In the spirit of my mother Annie Mae,
Denise Pictou Maloney


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