Prosecutors seek to bolster Aquash murder case
The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota is seeking to bolster its case against two men accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash.

Prosecutors want to tell jurors that Aquash was raped before she was murdered in December 1975 on the Pine Ridge Reservation. They also want to bring in more evidence related to the crime.

John Graham, one of the defendants, can't be charged for the sexual assault because the statute of limitations expired, the Associated Press reported. He is Native from Canada and has disputed federal court jurisdiction over him.

Graham is set to go to trial February 24, 2009, along with Richard Marshall, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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