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Jackley releases letter from killer Robert

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is releasing a letter he received last week from an inmate executed Monday night.

The letter dated Oct. 8 from convicted killer Eric Robert reiterates Robert's earlier statements about the death penalty statute. Robert was executed Monday night for the killing of prison guard Ronald Johnson.

In the letter, Robert calls on Jackley to push for a change in the death penalty law to allow for quicker executions in cases where the person is not contesting the sentence.

Robert did not appeal his death sentence. His original execution date in May was delayed so the South Dakota Supreme Court could conduct a mandatory review. He is asking Jackley to propose a change to the law.

Jackley says he will not comment on the letter.

Click here to read the letter.

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