User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


64° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Execution A First For AG, Robert's Attorney

October 16, 2012, 11:55 AM by Ben Dunsmoor

Execution A First For AG, Robert's Attorney
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

South Dakota has executed its seventeenth inmate.

The coroner pronounced Eric Robert dead at 10:24 Monday night, more than 18 months after he killed Correctional Officer Ronald 'RJ' Johnson during a failed escape attempt.

This was the first time South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and Robert's attorney, Mark Kadi, had witnessed an execution.

It was also the first time South Dakota used only one drug in its lethal injection procedure.

Jackley had been defending the one-drug procedure in court and says witnessing Robert's execution was proof that the state's lethal injection protocol is quick and humane.

Kadi joined Robert for his last meal of ice cream and said Robert was calm, rational and prepared in the days, weeks and hours leading up to the execution.  He says the death penalty is what Robert wanted compared to the sentencing he was serving.

"The difference between a death and a life sentence was that a life sentence didn't have a set date and he wanted a set date, and he got what he wanted," Kadi said.

"I truly hope that this sentence will assist the Johnson family and the other Robert female victims in the healing process.  But it will ensure the safety of other correction officers and other inmates," Jackley said.

Tonight on KELOLAND News, we'll hear more from Jackley about the one-drug execution procedure South Dakota used.  We'll also hear from Kadi about why he's concerned this case could could be a "road map" for other inmates.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

16-Year-Old Sioux Falls Teen Found

9/15/2014 10:53 AM

According to Sioux Falls Police, 16-year-old Piper Hyser was found Sunday afternoon.

Full Story
Student Athlete Ineligible After Charity Event

9/18/2014 5:20 PM

A successful Estelline cross country athlete is being forced to sit this season out because she participated in a charity run aimed at keeping kids aw...

Full Story | Watch
Two Vehicle Crash Leaves One Person With Life Threatening Injuries

9/20/2014 12:35 PM

A two vehicle crash has left one person with life threatening injuries.

Full Story
Joseph Patterson Released On $2 Million Bond

9/20/2014 3:04 PM

The man accused of killing the son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is out of jail after someone posted a $2 million bond for his rel...

Full Story
Investigation At Canton Computer Business

9/17/2014 1:18 PM

Law enforcement are involved in a search at a Canton business.

Full Story


Events