One of the media representatives for Rodney Berget’s execution is KELOLAND News’ Don Jorgensen.
Jorgensen explained what his role will be.
Don Jorgensen: By law, the Department of Corrections has to invite one representative from the media to be a witness. The DOC asked KELO and KELO asked me a few weeks. I agreed given the long history I have of covering Berget. I’ve covered a few executions in my life as a journalist, but this is the first time I’ve ever been asked to be a witness to one. Lynette Johnson, RJ’s widow will also be in the witness room. This will be her second time witnessing an execution. She was there when other co-conspirator and killer Eric Robert died by lethal injection in 2012 for his role in the crime.
Don Jorgensen: I’ll be escorted into the prison at 12:30 p.m. , where they’ll conduct a search and I’ll be given a pencil and pad to take notes. I’ll have more on the execution Monday on KELOLAND News at 5 and 6.
Be sure to stay with KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com for the latest on the execution.