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Richard "Dickie" Marshall leaves federal court in Rapid City, S.D., after his acquittal. (Ryan Soderlin/Rapid City Journal)
Yesterday’s acquittal of Richard “Dickie” Marshall in the 1975 slaying of American Indian Movement activist Annie Mae Aquash doesn’t end the case.

As the Associated Press reports here, another man is to go on trial this summer.

Marshall (shown above in the photo by Ryan Soderlin of the Rapid City Journal) was accused of supplying the gun that killed Aquash, who reportedly was suspected by fellow AIM members of being an FBI snitch. A federal jury in Rapid City, S.D., found him not guilty after only two hours of deliberation.

The trial featured a lot of contradictory testimony. For notes on its many twists and turns, see this story by Heidi Bell Gease of the Rapid City Journal, who covered it.

John Graham is to be tried soon as the alleged triggerman.

Norman Zigrossi, who was director of Rapid City’s FBI office in the 1970s, says the aquittal gives him pause.

“Well, it’s not very positive, that’s for sure, because you never like to lose them,” he says.

Another person involved in the case, Arlo Looking Cloud, was found guilty of murder in 2004 and sentenced to life in prison.

Gwen Florio

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