Aesoph was convicted of first degree murder on October 5, 2000.
The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Aesoph’s conviction in a unanimous decision filed on June 19, 2002.
A hearing was held on September 10, 2004, in circuit court on habeas corpus petition. The circuit court denied Aesoph's request for habeas relief on September 6, 2006, as well as his motion for a certificate of probable cause. The S.D. Supreme Court also denied Aesoph's motion for a certificate of probable cause, determining that an appealable issue does not exist.
Last Updated: January 4, 2008