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Gov Daugaard releases statement on execution

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard released a statement regarding the execution of Eric Robert Monday night.

Governor Daugaard:

"This is a sad day for South Dakota.  Executions are rare in our state, and they are warranted only with extreme forethought and certainty.  In this case, Eric Robert admitted to his crime and requested that his punishment not be delayed.  I hope this brings closure to "RJ" Johnson's family and all those who loved him.  I also commend Warden Weber and others in the state Department of Corrections who planned this very difficult task in a professional and careful manner."

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