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Column: A judiciary transformed at blazing speed under Trump
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McMillan 40th anniversary
Sibson 25th anniversary
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
October 29, 2012
Appeals court dismisses Moeller execution challenge
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a challenge of South Dakota's execution protocol, clearing the way for Donald Moeller's execution on Tuesday. Sioux Falls resident Donna Nichols had tried to stay the execution and intervene in the case, but...
October 29, 2012 - 2:30pm
October 21, 2012
OPINION: More to condemned man than met the eye
This is a sincere compliment for the manner in which The Daily Republic reprinted an article from the Argus Leader related to the recent execution of an inmate at the state prison.
October 21, 2012 - 6:31am
October 16, 2012
Jackley releases letter from killer Robert
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is releasing a letter he received last week from an inmate executed Monday night. The letter dated Oct. 8 from convicted killer Eric Robert reiterates Robert's earlier statements about the death penalty statute. Robert...
October 16, 2012 - 4:30pm
Lawyer: Orderly nature of execution masked action
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- The lawyer for a man executed Monday night in South Dakota says the procedure was orderly but masked what was happening. Lawyer Mark Kadi witnessed the execution Monday night of 50-year-old Eric Robert. Robert was executed for killing prison guard Ronald "RJ"...
October 16, 2012 - 5:21am
Guard's widow says public 'safer' after execution
SIOUX FALLS(AP) -- The wife of slain prison guard Ronald "R.J." Johnson says the death of his killer won't bring her husband back, but she hopes Eric Robert's execution will make the public in general a "little bit safer." Lynette Johnson's voice cracked and her mouth pursed as she...
October 16, 2012 - 5:19am
October 15, 2012
Gov. Daugaard: Execution to mark 'sad day' for SD
PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the pending execution of prison guard killer Eric Robert marks a "sad day for South Dakota." Daugaard says in a Monday night statement that executions are rare in the state and are "warranted only with extreme forethought and...
October 15, 2012 - 11:14pm
Death penalty groups gather ahead of execution
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- People who oppose and support the death penalty have gathered outside of the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls ahead of the scheduled execution of Eric Robert Monday night. Robert is scheduled to die by lethal injection at about 10 p.m. for the killing of prison...
October 15, 2012 - 8:36pm
Official says 2 SD executions in weeks an anomaly
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- South Dakota has had only one execution in the past 65 years. Now, two death row inmates are to die within a matter of weeks. Richard Dieter with the Death Penalty Information Center says it's likely due largely to coincidence. He says South Dakota has few people...
October 15, 2012 - 12:43pm
Killer's friends, family not expected at execution
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Four witness rooms surround the lethal-injection chamber where convicted killer Eric Robert is set to be executed, but Robert's lawyer says none of his client's friends or family is expected to attend. Inside the chamber will be Warden Doug Weber and a prison...
October 15, 2012 - 12:41pm