McVay death penalty trial resumes in Sioux Falls

     SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The trial of a man accused of killing a Sioux Falls hospice nurse as part of a plan to assassinate President Barack Obama has resumed.
     Jurors in the case of 43-year-old James McVay on Tuesday heard from an expert witness who said the man's ingestion of an entire box of cold medicine pills could have caused him to hallucinate throughout his two-day crime spree.
     Jurors got a four-day break after the prosecution rested Thursday. 
     McVay earlier pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder for the 2011 stabbing of 75-year-old Maybelle Schein. McVay said he killed Schein and stole her car as part of his plot to drive to Washington, D.C., and kill the president. 
     Jurors ultimately will decide whether McVay dies by lethal injection or gets life in prison without parole.


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Locations : South DakotaWashington, D.c.
People : Barack ObamaJames McVayMaybelle Schein
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