Started by Jeff1857, January 20, 2008, 07:30:02 PM
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Hi Jeff. I see that Elijah Pages pal Briley Piper is going to have a nap on Oct.7th.The other guy involved Darrel Hoadley got life.
House Committee to Vote on Bill to Repeal South Dakota Death PenaltyA bill that would repeal the death penalty in South Dakota will be heard in the House State Affairs Committee Wednesday.HB 1245 would mandate life in prison without parole for people convicted of Class A felonies.The Association of Christian Churches of South Dakota supports the bill.http://www.ksfy.com/news/local/84021777.html
SD lawmakers refused to repeal death penaltyThe Associated Press • February 18, 2010 A move to repeal the death penalty in South Dakota has once again been rejected in the state Legislature.The House Health Committee voted 8-5 to kill a measure that would have repealed the death penalty and changed the sentence for all death-row inmates to life in prison without parole.The bill's main sponsor, Rep. Gerald Lange of Madison, says the death penalty is immoral. Lange has sponsored similar bills in past years.Attorney General Marty Jackley says the death penalty helps deter people from committing murder and protects the public from killers.South Dakota has two men on death row. Their appeals are pending in federal court.