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Lawyers for accused killer of AIM activist Annie Mae Aquash says Denver Police destroyed evidence

The impending trial of Richard Marshall and John Graham for the 1975 murder of Native-American activist Annie Mae Aquash (also known as Annie Mae Pictou Aquash) will take place in South Dakota -- but the Denver Police Department's been invoked by Marshall's attorney. He accuses the DPD of destroying evidence that might have helped his client; presumably, the information is connected to Arlo Looking Cloud, a man already convicted in connection with the Aquash slaying, who once lived in Denver.

The case has gotten little attention in these parts, at least lately, despite the Colorado connection. However, Aquash remains a hero to members of the American Indian Movement, and her admirers have constructed an enormous web archive devoted to her work, and to bringing her killers to justice. Learn more, much more, about the Looking Cloud trial by clicking here. And this affiliated site contains additional information about a woman whose killing remains a subject of controversy more than three decades after the fact.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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