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South Dakota Death Penalty Repeal Defeated

South Dakota’s death penalty is here to stay. A move to ban executions in the state was shot down in Pierre.

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South Dakota Lawmakers Weigh Repeal of Death Penalty

Two former state attorneys general and an ex-judge are among those who plan to encourage South Dakota lawmakers to repeal the state's death penalty.

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Rep. Hickey: 2016 Ballot Initiative On Viewpoint University

S.D. State Rep.Steve Hickey will present a ballot initiative to change S.D. Law today(Tuesday) at 4:15 on Viewpoint University 1140 KSOO.

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South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Berget Death Sentence

The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence handed down to Rodney Berget for the killing of Corrections Officer Ronald "R.J." Johnson in April 2011.

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Another Death Penalty Case in South Dakota

Are we in for another long and drawn-out death penalty case in South Dakota? That remains to be seen.

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Death Penalty Lives In South Dakota

Rep. Steve Hickey explained his bill to repeal the death penalty to a House committee on Friday.

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South Dakota Attorney General Uses MLK to Defend Death Penalty

Some folks are upset because Dr. King’s name being linked to a Death Penalty case in South Dakota.

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I Agree With A Conservative, Liberal On Death Penalty

Republican State Representative Steve Hickey and Former Democratic US Senator James Abourezk agree the death penalty in South Dakota should be repealed.

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South Dakota Death Row Inmate Loses Another Appeal

An inmate on Death Row at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls has lost an appeal to the nation's highest court.

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Death Penalty Repeal Effort in South Dakota Legislature

Representative Steve Hickey (R) who is also a pastor will introduce a bill that will repeal the ability for South Dakota to conduct executions.

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