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Moeller’s last statement leaves questions

November 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The final words of a man executed Tuesday night for killing a 9-year-old girl appeared to some onlookers to mock those witnessing his death, including the child’s mother. But prison officials say that may not have been the case.
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Mother: Execution brings relief, not closure

October 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Tina Curl was so eager to see her 9-year-old daughter’s killer executed Tuesday night that she couldn’t even take her seat in the witness room. “I was right up to the glass,” she said afterwards. Continue Reading

NY woman to watch daughter’s killer die in SD

October 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Becky O’Connell left her South Dakota home on a simple errand: to go to the store for sugar so she could make lemonade.
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Appeals court dismisses Moeller execution challenge

October 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a challenge of South Dakota’s execution protocol, clearing the way for Donald Moeller’s execution on Tuesday. Continue Reading

Execution looms for Donald Moeller, ending 22-year saga

October 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS Torrential overnight rains had washed away the blood so the searchers at first thought the pale form lying on the earthen berm might be a mannequin.
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Woman gives up effort to stay Moeller execution

October 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A Sioux Falls woman with loose family ties to death row inmate Donald Moeller has given up her effort to stop Moeller’s upcoming execution.
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SD woman asks for stay in Moeller execution

October 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Donna Nichols, whose mother married Moeller’s stepfather, said in her filing that Moeller wasn’t psychologically qualified to dismiss his appeals.
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SD gov will not intervene in death penalty cases

October 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he does not plan to intervene in the upcoming executions of two men.
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Judge’s ruling paves way for Moeller execution

October 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

A federal judge has approved the request by convicted murderer Donald Moeller to dismiss a challenge to the constitutionality of South Dakota’s execution method. Continue Reading

Moeller tells judge he wants attorneys dropped

October 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A convicted killer scheduled to be executed within the next month has written a federal judge saying he no longer wants to be represented by the Arkansas attorneys who’ve been challenging the constitutionality of South Dakota’s execution protocol.
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