High court upholds sentence in fatal Sioux Falls shooting

SIOUX FALLS (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to killing a Sioux Falls teen during an attempted drug robbery in 2017.

Dylan Holler, 20, was sentenced to 80 years in prison with 40 years suspended in February 2019.

Holler argued the sentence was disproportionate to the offense, according to the Argus Leader.

Holler shot and killed 17-year-old Riley Stonehouse at Bakker Parks in Sioux Falls while trying to rob another teen of marijuana.

Holler also said the sentencing judge didn’t properly consider his individual circumstances, including childhood abuse by his father and at a daycare, witnessing his mother’s abuse and his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Chief Justice David Gilbertson wrote that the circuit court “properly and carefully examined the events surrounding the offense, Holler’s character and history, and Holler’s rehabilitation prospects” at the time of sentencing.

Holler has the possibility of parole in about 20 years.


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