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Published October 12, 2012, 08:22 PM

Convicted Killer to be Executed Monday Night in Sioux Falls Amidst Opposition

A man convicted of killing a correctional officer is scheduled to be put to death in Sioux Falls, South Dakota Monday night but some won't let that happen without a fight.

A man convicted of killing a correctional officer is scheduled to be put to death in Sioux Falls, South Dakota Monday night but some won't let that happen without a fight.

Some people plan on protesting the execution. The Roman Catholic Bishops of South Dakota say execution is not the answer to punish those convicted of violent crimes. Eric Robert was sentenced to death for killing officer Ronald "RJ" Johnson during a failed escape from the South Dakota State Penitentiary. Robert begged a judge to sentence him to death but the Sioux Falls bishop says that's not the right punishment.

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