Transcript of Rhines’s final words

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – The state of South Dakota has released a transcript of a death row inmate’s final words.

Charles Rhines was executed Monday evening. Rhines was sentenced to death on Jan. 29, 1993, after being convicted for the murder of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer during a burglary of a Rapid City donut shop.

Witnesses following the execution shared what they heard Rhines say before his death. Watch what they had to say in the attached video.

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