South Dakota asks court to let execution proceed

South Dakota asks court to let execution proceedThe state of South Dakota asked a judge Monday to reject an inmate’s objection to the lethal drug scheduled for use in his execution. Charles Russell Rhines is scheduled to die next week for the 1992 fatal stabbing of a 22-year-old doughnut shop worker during a robbery. Rhines moved last week to block the execution by arguing that pentobarbital, commonly used to euthanize animals, doesn’t act quickly enough.



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