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Berget granted stay of execution during appeal

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PIERRE (AP) — The execution of a South Dakota inmate convicted of killing a Sioux Falls prison guard has been delayed while he appeals.

Rodney Berget, 51, was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection the week of Jan. 12. In an order dated Monday and released Tuesday, Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson issued a stay of execution while Berget's appeal proceeds.

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