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Inmate Appeals Prior Bad Acts Evidence

SD Department of Corrections

An inmate serving a life sentence for kidnapping and rape is asking the South Dakota Supreme Court for a new trial.

Harry David Evans says several aspects of his 2019 trial were unfair. One issue he raises is that the Seventh Circuit trial judge allowed evidence of Evans's misconduct from about 25 years earlier.

The South Dakota Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Victoria Wicks has more of this report for SDPB.