SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A convicted murderer said in a letter written from death row that the South Dakota Supreme Court owes it not only to him but to the family of the prison guard he killed to allow his execution to take place in a timely manner. It's the only way, he said, the guard's family can get justice.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A man sentenced to death for killing a prison guard says the state Supreme Court's decision to delay his execution to allow for a mandatory review is denying him his constitutional rights.
SIOUX FALLS — Rodney Berget lives in single cell on South Dakota’s death row, leaving the tiny room where he awaits execution for bludgeoning a prison to death with a pipe during an attempted escape. For Berget’s immediate family, his fate is somewhat familiar. He is the second member of the clan to be sentenced to death.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined colleagues in 14 other states in asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review federal policy on a drug used in carrying out death sentences.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a death row inmate's plea to overturn his conviction for raping and killing a Sioux Falls girl 22 years ago.
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