Groups Opposed To Execution Plan Vigil
by Associated Press
October 14, 2012 2:19 PM
Several groups opposed to the death penalty plan to hold a vigil outside of the South Dakota State Penitentiary and in other cities for the planned execution of Eric Robert.
Robert pleaded guilty in the murder of correctional officer Ronald "RJ" Johnson and is scheduled to die by lethal injection Monday at 10 p.m.
The South Dakota Peace and Justice Center, Pax Christi and South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty say they plan to gather outside the prison at 8 p.m.
Other solidarity vigils will be held across the state in cities including Rapid City, Pierre and Vermillion.