A lifer in the state penitentiary has lost a bid for a new trial. Chance Harruff is serving a mandatory life sentence for strangling his former girlfriend.
He appealed, saying five witnesses' testimony overlapped, and that cumulative evidence prejudiced the jury.
The South Dakota Supreme Court has unanimously upheld his conviction
SDPB's Victoria Wicks reports.
The South Dakota Supreme Court will hold its next term on Feb. 10-11, with oral arguments in three cases on the second day.