Tuesday, August 22, 2006

SD Governor Rounds Has 'No Plans To Intervene' In Page Execution Case

Governor Mike Rounds of South Dakotasays he has no plans to intervene in the pending execution of Elijah Page.
If carried out as planned the week after next, it will be the first execution in South Dakota in 59 years.

By law, the governor could stop the execution by ordering a delay or by commuting the sentence. But Rounds says he believes in capital punishment and says Page committed a crime of extreme cruelty.

Death penalty opponents have been contacting Rounds. A Catholic Diocese spokesman doesn't think any legal avenues are left, so the diocese has asked people to write to the governor.
[snip] KTIV-TV4 News

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