SD Prison Inmate Dies Following Illness

A state prison inmate has died following a lengthy illness.

Inmate Dale Aschmeller, age 69, died earlier this morning at a Sioux Falls hospital.

Aschmeller was sentenced to life in prison in 1971 for second-degree murder of Stella Van Broeke, who operated a small tavern in Sioux Falls.

An autopsy is being conducted.

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