State Still Weighing Death Penalty For Prison Murder
November 29, 2011, 3:07 PM
SIOUX FALLS, SD -
Prosecutors have not decided if they will seek the death penalty for an inmate charged with supplying the materials used in the April killing of a state penitentiary guard.
Judge Bradley Zell had set a Wednesday deadline for prosecutors to file notice if they decided to seek the death penalty for 47-year-old Michael Nordman. But Attorney General Marty Jackley said on Tuesday that lawyers on both sides are still in discussions and the matter has been continued. He says there is no time frame for when a decision will be made.
Prosecutors allege Nordman supplied a metal pipe and plastic wrap used by Eric Robert and Rodney Berget to kill Ronald Johnson. Robert was sentenced to death last month. Berget will be sentenced in January.
© 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
12/5/2013 11:55 AM
A northwest Iowa day care provider has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a three-year-old girl she was watching in late October.
12/6/2013 7:22 PM
Leroy Harold ‘Bud’ Anderson, 75, was last seen at 3:30 p.m. Fareway Foods on W. 41st Street in Sioux Falls. Anderson is driving a 2008 gra...
12/7/2013 1:12 PM
Leroy Harold ‘Bud’ Anderson has been located safe and sound in Stickney, SD.
12/9/2013 11:29 AM
Authorities arrested a father and son after making a sizable meth bust in Sioux Falls.
12/10/2013 4:48 PM
A former Sioux Falls man faces multiple charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault inside a porta-potty near Kinnick Stadium in September.