The interview James McVay did with a Madison, Wisconsin TV station just days after being arrested for the murder of a Sioux Falls woman will be allowed at his death penalty hearing.
McVay has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the July 2011 murder of Maybelle Schein.
He was arrested later the same the day of the murder in Schein's car in Madison, Wisconsin.
During a jailhouse interview with a Local TV station, McVay said Schein's murder was the beginning of a cross-country killing spree that would end with the assassination of the President.
At a motions hearing Wednesday morning, Judge Peter Lieberman said he will allow the interview during the death penalty hearing because “it is highly relevant for the jury to know how McVay feels about the crime.”
Ben Dunsmoor is in the courtroom and will have more on the motions hearing later on KELOLAND News.