FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Thursday, July 18, 2013
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South Dakota Supreme Court Denies Rhines’ Request for Further Appeals
PIERRE, S.D - Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has denied Charles Russell Rhines’ request for further appeals. Rhines was convicted in 1993 for brutally murdering of 22 year-old Donnivan Schaeffer during a burglary of a Rapid City donut shop on March 8, 1992.
“The Schaeffer family has waited more than 20 years for justice in their son’s case,” said Attorney General Jackley. “The Supreme Court’s order is an important step in holding Rhines accountable for his horrific actions to the Schaeffers and the community.”