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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
October 25, 2013
SD judge: Confessed killer's defense 'first-rate'
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A judge in Sioux Falls says a heavy workload for lawyers is not a good enough reason for a confessed killer to avoid the possibility of a death sentence. James McVay has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to first-degree murder in the July 2011 stabbing death...
October 25, 2013 - 12:34pm
August 6, 2013
Berget granted stay of execution during appeal
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...
August 6, 2013 - 1:05pm
August 2, 2013
SD death row inmate wants execution called off
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota inmate convicted of killing a prison guard during a botched escape attempt has asked the state Supreme Court to cancel his scheduled execution in January. Fifty-one-year-old Rodney Berget pleaded guilty to killing guard Ronald Johnson in April...
August 2, 2013 - 12:23pm
June 20, 2013
Confessed killer of DWU alum upset at media portrayal
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A man who killed an elderly woman in her South Dakota home and stole her car as part of an alleged plot to assassinate President Barack Obama says he's tired of being portrayed as a monster. James McVay, 43, spoke out several times during a Wednesday court hearing...
June 20, 2013 - 3:37pm
June 12, 2013
Mother of slain Mitchell woman wants death penalty
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The mother of a South Dakota woman authorities say was slain by her boyfriend is upset that prosecutors don't plan to seek...
June 12, 2013 - 2:48pm
May 17, 2013
Prosecutors likely won't seek death penalty against Davidson
CHAMBERLAIN -- Prosecutors do not intend to seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a Mitchell woman in March, according to court...
May 17, 2013 - 8:54pm
May 7, 2013
Death sentence discussed for Kent Davidson
CHAMBERLAIN -- Prosecutors will decide within a week whether to seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a Mitchell woman in March. Assistant...
May 7, 2013 - 6:30pm
April 16, 2013
No new sentencing hearing for prison guard killer
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A South Dakota judge has denied a new sentencing hearing before a jury for a man sentenced to death for his role in the killing...
April 16, 2013 - 1:14pm
March 18, 2013
Attorney says Piper should get jury trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- An attorney for an Alaska man facing the death penalty in South Dakota says Briley Piper should've been able to withdraw his guilty plea because of bad attorney advice not corrected by a judge. Attorney Steve Miller told the state Supreme Court Monday that Piper...
March 18, 2013 - 10:33am
February 28, 2013
Judge rejects challenge to SD's single-drug execution method
PIERRE (AP) -- Attorney General Marty Jackley says a state court judge has rejected a death row inmate's challenge to South Dakota's single-drug execution method. Charles Rhines is sentenced to die for the 1992 fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer during the burglary...
February 28, 2013 - 12:08pm
February 26, 2013
Prison guard killer seeks hearing to avoid execution
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A man on death row in South Dakota has asked for a new sentencing hearing so he can show that a new relationship with his son and grandchildren provides a reason for him not to be executed, court documents show. Lawyers for Rodney Berget filed documents last week...
February 26, 2013 - 4:29pm
January 4, 2013
SD AG requests new sentencing hearing for prison guard killer
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has asked the 2nd Judicial Circuit to schedule a resentencing hearing for a man who...
January 4, 2013 - 10:21am
November 1, 2012
Moeller's last statement leaves questions
The final words of a man executed Tuesday night for killing a 9-year-old girl appeared to some onlookers to mock those witnessing his death, including the child's mother.
November 1, 2012 - 11:16am
October 30, 2012
NY woman to watch daughter's killer die in SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Becky O'Connell left her South Dakota home on a simple errand: to go to the store for sugar so she could make lemonade. When the 9-year-old didn't return that day in 1990, panic gripped Sioux Falls.
October 30, 2012 - 2:53pm