South Dakota death sentence, row inmate argues he got poor advice.
The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of an Alaska man convicted for his part in the murder of a 19-year-old man nearly two decades ago. Briley Piper is the only inmate on South Dakota’s death row. Piper and two others were convicted for the death of Chester Allan Poage. Back in 2000 Briley and two accomplices stabbed and stoned Poage to death in what was deemed a torture killing.