Okla. death row inmate detained by US authorities

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma death row inmate whose murder convictions and death sentences were reversed by a federal appeals court has been detained by federal authorities.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Muskogee says 51-year-old David Magnan of McAlester was detained Thursday and remanded to the U.S. Marshal's Service.

Authorities say Magnan was arraigned in federal court on Tuesday on a charge of murder in Indian Country. Magnan has pleaded not guilty.

Magnan pleaded guilty in Seminole County District Court in 2004 to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of shooting with intent to kill. A judge sentenced him to death on the murder counts.

But the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month said the crimes occurred in Indian country and state officials had no jurisdiction to prosecute him.

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