Prosecutor to seek death penalty against homicide suspect

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing a Sioux Falls hospice nurse in her home so he could steal her car and drive to Washington, D.C., to kill President Barack Obama.

KELO television reports that Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Aaron McGowan filed paperwork on Monday notifying the court that he will seek the death penalty in the case against 41-year-old James McVay.

A grand jury indicted him on murder and burglary charges for the July 2 murder of 75-year-old Maybelle Schein.

Police allege that McVay stabbed Schein to death and then stole her car as part of a scheme to drive to the nation’s capital and kill the president. He was arrested later the same day in Wisconsin.