Thursday, June 25, 2009

Murder Conviction Upheld

A deaf woman’s conviction for murder has been upheld by the South Dakota Supreme Court. Daphne Wright of Sioux Falls was convicted of killing Darlene VanderGiesen because she was jealous of VanderGiesen's friendship with a former lover. Wright claimed she didn’t get a fair trial because of the interpreter and she wanted statements she made to police thrown out. The South Dakota high court ruled that she got a fair trial. Wright got a life sentence for the murder and cutting up the body with a chain saw.