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Murder Victim Donnivan Schaeffer Always Retains A Place With His Family

The family of murder victim Donnivan Schaeffer has waited 27 years for justice. Schaeffer was killed in March 1992 when he walked into his Rapid City workplace and found Charles Rhines burglarizing the donut shop.

Now a Seventh Circuit judge has issued a warrant for Rhines' execution to occur in early November.

After the warrant hearing held Tuesday, June 25, Donnivan's mother, Peggy Schaeffer, talked about her son and what his loss has meant to the family.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.
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