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Jury selection winding down in McVay case

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Jury selection is expected to wrap up early next week for the sentencing hearing of a man who killed a Sioux Falls woman as part of a cross-country plot to try to assassinate the president.

Judge Peter Lieberman says he expects opening arguments in the case of James McVay on Wednesday.

The state is seeking the death penalty for McVay, who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Maybelle Schein in July 2011. The 72-year-old woman was killed as she slept in her home. McVay drove her car to Wisconsin, where he was arrested.

Twelve jurors and three alternates are being selected. Jurors will decide if McVay is eligible for the death penalty, and if so, whether he deserves it.




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