By Carson Walker
Fargo, North Dakota (AP)

A defense lawyer for one of two men charged with the 1975 slaying of an American Indian Movement member has accused prosecutors of putting “erroneous and untrue” accusations in a court filing because the alleged murder weapon was locked up at the time.

John Graham and Richard Marshall pleaded not guilty to charges they committed or aided and abetted the Dec. 12, 1975, murder of Annie Mae Aquash on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They are scheduled to stand trial starting May 12 in Rapid City, S.D.