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23A-27A-9Review by Supreme Court required when death penalty imposed--Procedure.

If the death penalty is imposed, and if the judgment becomes final in the trial court, the sentence shall be reviewed on the record by the South Dakota Supreme Court. The clerk of the trial court, within ten days after receiving the transcript, shall transmit the entire record and transcript to the Supreme Court together with a notice prepared by the clerk and a report prepared by the trial judge. The notice shall set forth the title and docket number of the case, the name of the defendant and the name and address of his attorney, a narrative statement of the judgment, the offense, and the punishment prescribed. The Supreme Court shall consider the punishment as well as any errors enumerated by way of appeal.

Source: SL 1939, ch 137, §§ 1 to 3; SDC Supp 1960, § 34.37A16; SDCL, §§ 23-49-31, 23-49-32; SL 1979, ch 160, § 9.


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