Rapid City man appeals to SD Supreme Court in criminal solicitation case

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City man convicted of trying to acquire a gun to kill his late wife’s doctor is appealing the conviction to the South Dakota Supreme Court.

William Thoman, 63, was found guilty of criminal solicitation to aiding and abetting first-degree murder in August. He was sentenced in September to 15-years with 10 years suspended and credit for time served.

Thoman’s attorney, Ellery Grey, tells NewsCenter1 that “an old man who is venting about the medical profession after just losing his wife should not be sent to prison.”

Grey says the timeline moving forward still depends on the court processes.

Thoman still faces similar charges in a separate case. A judge has yet to decide whether that case will pause or continue while this matter is resolved.

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