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Rodriguez should be spared of death, lawyers say: Effect of mental disability ruling is uncertain

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Alfonso Rodriguez once boasted of reading hundreds of books, but dropped out of school at the age of 18 without graduating.
The man convicted of the 2003 kidnapping and murder of Dru Sjodin is mentally retarded, according to his lawyers, a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Effect of mental disability ruling on Rodriguez death penalty case is uncertain

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Alfonso Rodriguez once boasted of reading hundreds of books, but dropped out of school at the age of 18 without graduating.

The man convicted of the 2003 kidnapping and murder of Dru Sjodin is mentally retarded, according to his lawyers,…continue reading on dglobe.com

OUR VIEW: Death penalty discussion good for Legislature

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

State Rep. Steve Hickey will introduce a measure during the current session of the South Dakota Legislature that, if passed, will end capital punishment in South Dakota.

Hickey, a minister from Sioux Falls, has said he has, in the past, been in fa…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Death penalty discussion good for Legislature

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

State Rep. Steve Hickey will introduce a measure during the current session of the South Dakota Legislature that, if passed, will end capital punishment in South Dakota.

Hickey, a minister from Sioux Falls, has said he has, in the past, been in fa…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD man leads organization opposed to death penalty

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota man is leading a group in favor of a proposal to repeal the state’s death penalty law.

Denny Davis is a Catholic deacon from Burbank who is the director of South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD man leads organization opposed to death penalty

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota man is leading a group in favor of a proposal to repeal the state’s death penalty law.

Denny Davis is a Catholic deacon from Burbank who is the director of South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SNEDEKER: Civilization’s original sin: The death penalty

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Civilization operates best when it can minimize evil. But some evils have always been considered so poisonous and contagious that, for [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”490227″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Rick Snedeker, Daily Republic Co…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: Repeal of South Dakota’s death penalty a matter of conscience

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 By Denny Davis

South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Supporters of the death penalty justify it by saying it’s the consequence of the criminal’s terrible actions. The death penalty is not about what the murderers have…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: Repeal of South Dakota’s death penalty a matter of conscience

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 By Denny Davis

South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Supporters of the death penalty justify it by saying it’s the consequence of the criminal’s terrible actions. The death penalty is not about what the murderers have…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD lawmakers will deal with money, moral issues

December 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE  (AP) — The death penalty, health care for poor people and education reform will be among the top issues tackled by the South Dakota legislative session that opens Jan. 14, legislative leaders said.

Many of those …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com