McVay Pleads Guilty To Murder
December 21, 2011, 4:06 PM
James McVay, July 2011
Updated: December 21, 2011, 4:40 PM
SIOUX FALLS, SD -
The man who murdered a Sioux Falls woman as part of a plot to assassinate the president has admitted to the crime.
41-year-old James McVay pleaded guilty but mentally ill to first-degree murder Wednesday afternoon. Before the judge agrees to accept the plea, McVay must undergo a psychiatric hearing.
McVay walked away from a transitional program at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, killed 75-year-old Maybelle Schein in her home, and stole her car this summer. When Sioux Falls police realized Schein's car was missing, they contacted OnStar to help them locate it in Wisconsin.
KELOLAND's Ben Dunsmoor was in the courtroom for the plea. He'll have an update on the case on KELOLAND News at 5 and 6.
© 2011 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
11/21/2015 4:46 PM
A Roslyn, South Dakota man is accused of trying to kill another man overnight.
11/23/2015 5:59 PM
For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...
11/19/2015 3:55 PM
A judge has sentenced a man who was found guilty in the death of a two-year-old to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
11/19/2015 12:20 PM
A judge has sentenced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to 15 years and eight months in prison for trading in child pornography and having sex with u...
11/20/2015 1:51 PM
Where initial forecasts called for 2 to 4 inches, parts of southeast South Dakota are seeing 10 to 12 inches of snow on Friday.