10/07/08 - Aquash family slams trial delay


John Graham "pulled off the cruellest of 11th hour heists" by forcing another delay in his trial that was scheduled to start Monday on charges he killed Annie Mae Pictou Aquash in 1975, her family said in a statement. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol cancelled the Rapid City trial on Friday after concluding the indictment was "fatally defective" because the government failed to present the issue of whether Graham was an Indian to the grand jury.