James McVay and his brother will be taking the stand on Friday as his death penalty case continues.
McVay admits to killing Maybelle Schein three years ago in Sioux Falls.
Early Friday morning, the defense called James Aiken to the stand. Aiken runs a correctional consulting firm and said on the stand that McVay seems ready to accept spending the rest of his life behind bars.
His defense argues McVay is sorry and a prison sentence is a sufficient punishment.
Prosecutors say he would be a threat to others if he gets life in prison, rather than the death penalty.
Brady Mallory is in the courtroom Friday. Follow along by following him on Twitter.