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Gov. Daugaard’s Statement on The Execution of Rodney Berget





Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, October 26, 2018

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Bailey Carlsen at 605-773-3212

 

 

 

Gov. Daugaard’s Statement on The Execution of Rodney Berget

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard today issued the following statement in response to the scheduled execution of Rodney Berget on Monday:

 

“I believe the death penalty is appropriate in rare cases. In this case, the judicial system worked, and it decided that Rodney Berget is a danger to society, even within the prison walls. At this time I do not plan to stop this sentence from going forward.”

 

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