The South Dakota Department of Corrections released the Certificate of Execution for Donald Moeller Friday. The document contains a synopsis of Moeller's crime, conviction, and death by lethal injection. It also includes the list of witnesses to his death. To read the full document, click on the link provided.
On May 8, 1990 Moeller kidnapped Becky O'Connell, 9, in a neighborhood in sight of the State Penitentiary where Moeller spent his remaining years and died. Moeller took O'Connell south of Sioux Falls into Lincoln County near the Big Sioux River where he raped and murdered the little girl.
On May 21, 1997, Moeller was convicted of rape and premeditated murder of Becky O'Connell and he was sentenced to death. In 2000, that jury sentence was affirmed by the South Dakota Supreme Court.
Donald Moeller, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:24 pm Tuesday, October 30 at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. He was the second South Dakota inmate to be executed in October 2012.