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Jury chosen in death penalty case of man arrested in Madison

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Sioux Falls, SD (WKOW) -- A jury has been chosen to decide whether a man arrested in Madison in 2011 should get the death penalty for killing a Sioux Falls woman, and opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday.

James McVay, 43, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to first-degree murder in the July 2011 stabbing death of 75-year-old Maybelle Schein.

Police arrested McVay in Madison. Authorities say he killed Schein and stole her car as part of a plot to drive to Washington and assassinate the president.

Lawyers chose 10 men and five women for the jury that will decides if he will get the death penalty and, if so, whether he deserves to die by lethal injection or spend life in prison.

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