It has been 17 years since Dottie Poage lost her son to murder. Three men were convicted of killing Chester Poage, and all three men have had different outcomes.
One of them is Briley Piper, waiting on death row in the South Dakota State Penitentiary.
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, he failed to have his death sentence overturned by a state judge in the Fourth Circuit.
Dottie Poage tells SDPB's Victoria Wicks that she has had to be patient all these years, watching Piper go through years of appeals to avoid execution.