A man executed by the state of South Dakota used his final words to "forgive" the family of the man he was convicted of killing.
The official execution transcript was released by the South Dakota Department of Corrections Wednesday afternoon.
Charles Rhines was executed Monday evening at the South Dakota State Penitentiary.
Rhines was sentenced to death for the 1992 killing of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer.
Jack Caudill, an anchor KEVN/KOTA in Rapid City, was a media witness at Rhines' execution. According to Caudill, when asked if he had anything to say, Rhines addressed Schaeffer's parents.
"Ed and Peggy Schaeffer, I forgive you for your anger and hatred toward me. I pray to God that he forgives you for your anger and hatred toward me," Rhines said. "Thanks to my team, I love you all. Goodbye, let's go."
Earlier in the day on Monday, Rhines had his final meal at the penitentiary. According to the Department of Corrections, his last meal request included:
Cantaloupe or muskmelon
Yogurt (strawberry and cherry)
Cookies and cream ice cream
Coffee with cream and sugar