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O'Connell's Childhood Friend Supports Execution

October 30, 2012, 10:42 PM by Kelly Bartnick

O'Connell's Childhood Friend Supports Execution
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

While there are protesters outside of the prison, there are also people who support the death penalty outside too.

A group of people outside are showing their support for the family of Becky O’Connell.

Although, supporters arrived later in the evening on Tuesday, about 20 people came out in support for O’Connell and her family.

The area near the prison is actually O’Connell’s home neighborhood. She didn’t live too far away from the state penitentiary. A trailer court that is now gone is where the nine-year-old lived.

Also, not too far from her home, is the store where she was last seen.

One of O’Connell’s childhood friends, Tony Burchardi, was there in support Tuesday night. He was a couple years older than O’Connell. And they went to the same school together.

Burcharidi’s grandmother was one of the last people to see O’Connell alive.

“It’s right behind us, right here. It’s actually right around the corner and that’s what I miss the most, is that, a guys going to die right here for raping and murdering a person that I really love. And she still lives in the same trailer court to me,” Burchardi said. “And that’s just the way it is. We have good memories together and that’s just the way it is.”

Burchardi has a tattoo on his arm that reads ‘Rebecca Forever.’ He’s had that tattoo for almost ten years.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
A misspelling was corrected in this story.

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