Piper, Convicted 20 Years Ago, Appeals Death Penalty

Jan 4, 2021

Briley Piper 2017
Credit SD Department of Corrections

South Dakota's remaining death-row inmate is challenging his guilty plea and death sentence from 2001.

He also claims several aspects of his 2011 sentencing trial were unconstitutional.

Piper has filed in federal court in Rapid City.

Victoria Wicks has been covering Briley Piper's case for years and reports on this newest appeal for SDPB.