Elijah Page arrested.
Elijah Page being escorted to a court hearing in
(Steve McEnroe/Rapid City Journal)
A jury sentenced Darrell Hoadley to life for his
part in Poage's slaying.
Chester Allan Poage, shown in a
Dottie Poage holds high school graduation pictures
of her son, Chester Allan Poage, as she talks to reporters after she
witnessed the execution of her son's killer, Elijah Page, Wednesday,
July 11, 2007, at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, S.D.
S.D. death row inmate Elijah Page's request for
In this letter, admitted killer Elijah Page states his intent to end
his appeals and face execution for the brutal kidnapping and murder
of Chester Allan Poage on March 12, 2000. He also attempts to inform
people of the "real truth" about what happened the night he and two
friends kidnapped Poage and beat him to death in the woods of
western South Dakota.