May execution scheduled for Rodney Berget, sentenced to die in 2011 SD prison guard killing



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SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — A man ordered to die for his role in killing a South Dakota prison guard has been scheduled to be executed in May.

Attorney General Marty Jackley says a judge issued a warrant of execution for Rodney Berget that calls for him to die by lethal injection sometime between Sunday, May 3, and Saturday, May 9.

The specific time and date will be chosen by the warden of the state penitentiary.

Berget was sentenced to death for the killing of penitentiary guard Ronald Johnson during an April 2011 escape attempt. Another inmate charged in Johnson's death, Eric Robert, was executed in 2012.

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