- Apr 7, 2013
Not exactly FINALLY! but....
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota (AP) — A judge on Tuesday formally sentenced a man to death for killing a woman as part of what he said was a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.
The hearing Tuesday formalized the unanimous vote of a jury to sentence 44-year-old James McVay to death. McVay would have been sentenced to life in prison without parole if the jury's decision had not been unanimous.
McVay pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, to murder in the 2011 stabbing of 75-year-old Maybelle Schein. McVay said he killed Schein and stole her car as part of his plan to drive to Washington and kill the president. He was later arrested in Madison, Wisconsin.