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Inmate Claims Trial Evidence Of Dismemberment, Decapitation Is Prejudicial

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A South Dakota inmate who dismembered his victim after killing her is asking for a new trial.

Stephen Falkenberg was found guilty in Yankton County of second-degree murder.

He says the prosecutor at trial focused on the dismemberment even though it occurred in a different state after the victim was dead.

Victoria Wicks has more on this appeal for SDPB.