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April 15, 2014
Man who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in killing gets death
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A man with a history of mental illness was sentenced to death by a jury on Monday for killing a South Dakota hospice nurse as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama. James McVay had pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a murder charge in 2012...
April 15, 2014 - 6:46am
April 14, 2014
Jury deliberating in McVay death sentencing trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls jury is deliberating to decide whether a mentally ill man should be sentenced to death for killing a woman as part of a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama. The panel of seven men and five women on Monday began deliberations in the case...
April 14, 2014 - 6:38pm
April 2, 2014
Jury to weigh death penalty in Sioux Falls murder case
James McVay, 43, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder for the 2011 stabbing of 75-year-old Maybelle Schein. McVay said he killed Schein and stole her car as part of his plot to drive to Washington and kill the president.
April 2, 2014 - 5:02pm
LETTER: Death penalty foes should be pro-life, too
To the Editor: The Jan. 18 edition of The Daily Republic featured an article concerned for the lives of hardened criminals who may face execution for their heinous crimes. Rick Snedeker reports that the death penalty was used three times in more than 30 years. He says not one...
February 2, 2014 - 10:39pm
January 30, 2014
OUR VIEW: Death penalty discussion good for Legislature
State Rep. Steve Hickey will introduce a measure during the current session of the South Dakota Legislature that, if passed, will end capital...
January 30, 2014 - 7:39am
January 25, 2014
LETTER: Victims’ needs should outweigh offenders’
To the Editor: I disagree with Mr. Snedeker’s premise that a state-imposed death penalty is civilization’s original sin. To me, the original sin is the act by the offender that places said offender in the position of having the death penalty imposed in the first place. ...
January 25, 2014 - 8:27am
January 20, 2014
SD man leads organization opposed to death penalty
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota man is leading a group in favor of a proposal to repeal the state's death penalty law. Denny Davis is a Catholic deacon from Burbank who is the director of South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Republican Rep. Steve Hickey...
January 20, 2014 - 3:41pm
January 17, 2014
SNEDEKER: Civilization’s original sin: The death penalty
Civilization operates best when it can minimize evil. But some evils have always been considered so poisonous and contagious that, for millennia, destroying their practitioners rather than just locking them away and out of sight was what societies did. Unfortunately, souls were...
January 17, 2014 - 7:29am
January 9, 2014
SD high court upholds Briley Piper death penalty
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an Alaska man's death sentence in the 2000 torture and...
January 9, 2014 - 2:41pm
OPINION: Repeal of South Dakota’s death penalty a matter of conscience
By Denny Davis South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Supporters of the death penalty justify it by saying it’s the consequence of the criminal’s terrible actions. The death penalty is not about what the murderers have done. It’s about what we as citizens...
January 9, 2014 - 7:00am
December 29, 2013
SD lawmakers will deal with money, moral issues
By Chet Brokaw PIERRE (AP) — The death penalty, health care for poor people and education reform will be among the top issues tackled...
December 29, 2013 - 11:04pm
December 23, 2013
Executions few in SD
Legislator plans to propose ban on capital punishment.
December 23, 2013 - 8:44pm
December 10, 2013
SD lawmaker will propose repeal of death penalty
PIERRE (AP) — A state lawmaker who previously supported the death penalty says he will ask the 2014 South Dakota Legislature to repeal capital punishment. Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls, who also is a pastor, says he changed his mind on the death penalty after reviewing...
December 10, 2013 - 12:40pm
December 5, 2013
GOP legislator seeks death-penalty repeal
By Northern Plains News State Rep. Steve Hickey, R-Sioux Falls, announced on KSOO-AM’s “Viewpoint University” call-in show Wednesday that he will sponsor a proposed repeal of South Dakota’s death penalty in the upcoming 2014 legislative session. Hickey, who is also...
December 5, 2013 - 8:38pm
October 30, 2013
Prosecutors weigh death penalty in Rapid City killing
RAPID CITY (AP) — Prosecutors say they'll decide over the next month whether to seek the death penalty should a Rapid City man be convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her unborn child. Thirty-two-year-old Michael Young is accused in the April 2012 stabbing death of Morgan...
October 30, 2013 - 7:18am