FROM THE ARCHIVE

Second Anna Mae indictment was mistakenly unsealed

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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2003

The indictment of a second man in the murder of Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash was supposed to be kept secret, a federal prosecutor said on Monday.

Appearing on Native America Calling, U.S. Attorney Jim McMahon, confirmed that John Boy Patton, also known as John Graham, is a second suspect. But he said the indictment was supposed to be sealed.

While the first suspect, Arlo Looking Cloud, a homeless man from Denver, was being processed in Colorado, the indictment was mistakenly unsealed, McMahon said. Patton's name was subsequently reported by news organizations. According to The Edmonton Sun, he used to live in Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory. Sources say he may be in British Columbia, the paper reported.

Also appearing on the program was Paul DeMain, editor of News from Indian Country, who has investigated the case for decades. He expects more arrests and said the murder points within the American Indian Movement organization. He said a federal grand jury has been impaneled for months to hear possible evidence against several more suspects.

Aquash was an AIM supporter who was found dead on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in February 1976. She was Mi'kmaq from Canada.

Get the Story:
Murder suspect tipped off? (The Edmonton Sun 4/8)

Relevant Links:
Native America Calling - http://www.nativeamericacalling.org
News from Indian Country - http://www.indiancountrynews.com
Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash Info -
http://www.dickshovel.com/annalay.html

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