Death Penalty Staying In South Dakota

(Pierre, SD) — The death penalty remains in South Dakota after a narrow vote. A Senate committee killed a bill this week that would’ve ended it on July 1st. The bill was sponsored by State Democratic Senator Reynold Nesiba. Both sides heard emotional testimony, but the law will stay after a 4-3 vote. Attorney General Marty Jackley made it clear he was in favor of keeping the death penalty in the state.

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