Talk:South Dakota killer wants to drop death sentence appeals

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The articel should probably say "South Dakota" as that is by FAR the most common way of writing it (@least in the US). 16:59, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

For space considerations, you can use "S. Dakota" as readers generally will know what it means. It should also be evident to other English-speakers overseas. Jmeola75 15:21 2006-08-28 EDT

POV and NPOV[edit]

There are several phrases that are either POV or NPOV, I think.

First Sentence: A sadistic 24-year-old Texas man is set to be the first... POV.

Second Sentence, Second Paragraph: It's all up to the judge who has sentenced him to die... Well we already know this statement necessary?

Sixth Paragraph: Hoadley described to authorities the horrific slaying of Poage... It is likely horriffic or whatever, but this is a POV IMO.

Seventh Paragraph: The two thugs.. Defiantely POV.

Last Paragraph: ...given the vile and depraved nature of the crime. Is this something the judge said? or is this a POV? Jason Safoutin 19:33, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

"It's all up to the judge who has sentenced him to die" is important because it is the same judge who handed down the sentence who is to review it. --Bp0 06:49, 30 August 2006 (UTC)


The governor of SD has stayed the execution on the afternoon of the day it was to be done, but it has only postponed. --Bp0 06:49, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
Elijah Page was executed July 11th, 2007, at 10:02 - 10:11pm. -- 00:31, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Hoadley pleads not-gulity to murder one charges[edit]

The article is incorrect where it states that Darrell Hoadley, of Lead, SD, also plead guilty to the murder one charges along with Briley Piper and Elijah Page. Hoadley did not plead guilty to the charges and did get a change of venue to Rapid City, Pennington County, SD from Deadwood, Lawrence County, SD. The Pennington County jury found him guilty of the murder one charges; however they could not come to a unanimous decision on the subject of the death sentence. As the state of SD was seeking the death sentence. Subsequently Hoadley was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole, as per South Dakota laws requires for a sentence when the jury cannot reach an unanimous decision on the death sentence issue.

I don't know where the previous author got their information, but it is obviously and clearly incorrect. Any research of the case will reveal that Hoadley was found guilty by a Pennington County jury.

And as matter of further clarification Chester A. Poage's body was discovered by hikers in a gulch approximately one mile West of Spearfish, SD; approximately one month after he was tortured and killed.