User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


73° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

 Severe Weather in KELOLAND

Weather Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar

ON-GOING STORM COVERAGE

View Storm Photo Galleries

Report conditions in your area, send photos to ushare@keloland.com

 

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

McVay Death Penalty Hearing Begins Monday

March 14, 2014, 5:44 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

McVay Death Penalty Hearing Begins Monday
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Jury selection for the sentencing hearing of James McVay begins Monday.

McVay killed a Sioux Falls woman as part of a cross-country plot to assassinate the president in July of 2011.

Friday attorneys discussed final motions before they start picking the jury that will ultimately decide if he gets the death penalty.

In the summer of 2011 McVay walked away from a transitional unit at the South Dakota State Penitentiary and killed 75-year-old Maybelle Schein. McVay has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the crime and now faces execution.

Attorneys for McVay made a final motion Friday to prohibit some of the gruesome pictures of Schein's body from being shown to the jury.

Prosecutors say the pictures are needed to show the 'length' and 'depth' of the nine stab wounds inflicted by McVay. Prosecutors say the wounds show the torture, depravity and aggravated nature of McVay's actions.

But McVay's attorneys said they don't believe nearly three-dozen autopsy and crime scene photos of Schein are needed to show the jury the severity of the crime.

Judge Peter Lieberman told attorneys to 'whittle down' the number of pictures that will be shown to the jury.

"You have a right to show she was a living human being but there are too many photographs," Lieberman said.

Lieberman said he will make a final ruling on specific pictures that can be shown when the time arrives during the sentencing hearing.

The sentencing hearing is scheduled to last until April 11.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

DCI Looking Into Discovery Of Woman's Body

7/21/2014 4:00 PM

The discovery of a woman's body in Kimball has prompted an investigation by South Dakota law enforcement authorities.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Man Killed In Industrial Accident

7/21/2014 2:22 PM

An investigation is underway into the death of a Sioux Falls man in an industrial accident.

Full Story
Body Identified: No Foul Play Suspected

7/22/2014 8:56 PM

No foul play is suspected in the death of 64 year-old Susanna K. Bannwarth. The Fulton woman was reported missing Monday morning. Her body was f...

Full Story
Car Versus Bike Crash Near 41st And Marion

7/23/2014 4:39 PM

A car versus bike crash happened at the intersection of 41st Street and Larch Avenue.

Full Story
Missing Woman Located

7/23/2014 6:19 PM

Tori Jean Bruggeman has been located by police. Authorities are working to get her reunited with family.

Full Story


Events