SD To Execute 2nd Inmate This Month
The South Dakota Department of Corrections says 60-year old Donald Moeller is scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening (October 30th) at 10pm.
Moeller was convicted in the 1990 killing of nine-year old Becky O'Connell . Authorities say Moeller kidnapped O'Connell from a convenience store, drove her to a secluded area near the Big Sioux River where he raped and killed her.
Moeller fought the judgment for years but dropped his appeals in July.
South Dakota executions are rare, but Moeller will be the second inmate executed this month following Eric Robert, who was put to death October 15th for his role in the death of a prison guard in a failed escape attempt.