Wednesday, 17 October 2012 21:25

South Dakota executes first inmate since 2007

Death-penalty opponent Reynold Nesiba speaks to crowd of protesters outside the South Dakota Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, S.D., Monday, in anticipation of execution of Eric Robert / AP Photo/Amber Hunt

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. A South Dakota man who beat a prison guard with a pipe and covered his head in plastic wrap to kill him during a failed escape attempt was put to death Monday, in the state's first execution since 2007.

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