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Peltier tries another angle in hopes of release


American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier has asked a federal judge to release him from prison, saying the federal government lacked the authority to prosecute him for the 1975 murders of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Peltier, 60, is serving two life sentences for the crime. But his lawyer says the sentence is illegal because the U.S. doesn't have jurisdiction on Indian lands.

Peltier has been refused parole for the murders, which he and his supporters say he didn't commit.

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Peltier lawyers seek release (AP 6/16)
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