SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Attorney General Marty Jackley says convicted killer Rodney Berget will be executed in January.
Jackley announced Monday that the warrant of execution has been issued for Berget. Berget is scheduled to be executed sometime during the week of Jan. 12 to Jan. 18. The warden of the South Dakota State Penitentiary will select the exact day and time.
Berget pleaded guilty to killing prison guard Ronald Johnson during a botched prison escape in April 2011. He was sentenced to death. An appeal of the death sentence was recently upheld.