Aberdeen Man Appealing Conviction In Killing Of Friend

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – An Aberdeen man convicted of fatally beating a friend over a $400 debt is appealing his conviction to the South Dakota Supreme Court.

A jury in April convicted 56-year-old Bradley Quist of killing 61-year-old Ron Witchey in May 2015, and Quist was sentenced to life in prison. Quist had unsuccessfully claimed self-defense.

The American News reports that defense attorneys have filed appeal paperwork with the high court, though they haven’t yet listed their grounds for appeal.

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