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Richard “Dickie” Marshall, one of two men charged in connection with the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement activist Annie Mae Aquash, will remain in custody pending trial, a federal judge ordered Wednesday.
Marshall, 57, and John Graham, 52, both face life in prison if convicted of murder. The two were scheduled for trial last month, but U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol delayed the trial until a higher court rules on an appeal over his dismissal of one of three counts in the indictment.
Marshall’s attorney, Dana Hanna, asked that his client be released on bond because the appeal process could last six months to a year. Hanna said that a counselor at City/County Alcohol and Drug Programs found Marshall would not need drug or alcohol treatment. Hanna said Marshall could attend weekly support group meetings on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.