Time of execution set for SD convicted killer

PIERRE, S.D. – The date and time has been set for the execution of Rodney Berget.

According to the Department of Corrections, the South Dakota State Penitentiary inmate will be executed on Monday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m.

Berget pleaded guilty in April 2012 to killing Ronald “R.J.” Johnson in a failed prison escape attempt in April 2011 along with fellow inmate Eric Robert. Robert was executed in 2012.

The exact date and time of the execution was decided on by Warden and Director of Prison Operation, Darin Young.

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