Woman pleads not guilty for Aquash death
Thelma Rios, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, entered a not guilty plea in connection with the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash.

Rios, 64, is charged in state court with one count of felony murder in relation to kidnapping and one count of premeditated murder. Rios is accused of holding Aquash at a home in Rapid City, prior to Aquash being killed on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

John Graham, 53, a Native man from Canada, faces similar charges. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, who handled the Aquash case when he was serving as U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, filed the charges last month after the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said Graham couldn't be tried in federal court because he is not an "Indian" under U.S. law.

Get the Story:
Woman arraigned for 1975 killing (KEVN-TV 10/6)

8th Circuit Decision:
US v. Graham (July 28, 2009)

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