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Man who hoped to kill Obama charged in SD slaying

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A convicted felon charged with killing a South Dakota nurse so he could steal her car and drive to Washington, D.C., describes her in a TV interview as "collateral damage" in what he envisioned as a scheme to kill President Barack Obama.

James McVay is charged with first-degree murder and burglary in the stabbing death of Maybelle Schein of Sioux Falls. Police used the OnStar tracking service in her vehicle to locate McVay and arrested him near Madison, Wis.

In a jailhouse interview with Wisconsin TV station WKOW, McVay said Schein was in his way.

Court records show McVay is represented by a public defender, whose office did not immediately return a call.

A U.S. Secret Service spokesman said McVay has been on the agency's radar since 2009.

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