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Second indictment issued in Anna Mae Pictou Aquash murder case

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RAPID CITY, S.D. – U.S. Attorney Marty J. Jackley announced that a Rapid City man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for aiding and abetting in the first-degree murder of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash on or about Dec. 12, 1975.

Vine Richard Marshall, aka Dick Marshall, was indicted by a federal grand jury Aug. 20 for aiding and abetting first-degree murder. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on Aug. 26 and pleaded not guilty to the indictment. The penalty upon conviction is mandatory life imprisonment. The charge is merely an accusation and Marshall is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Jackley stated that “this investigation remains open and I am, therefore, not providing further information at this time.”

Fritz Arlo Looking Cloud and John Graham, aka John Boy Patton, have been previously charged by separate indictment for committing and aiding and abetting in the first-degree murder of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. In February 2004, Looking Cloud was convicted for his role in the offense. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in April 2004. Graham’s jury trial is presently scheduled to commence in Rapid City on Oct. 6.

The investigation is being conducted by the FBI. Jackley and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Mandel are prosecuting the case. Marshall was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.