Donald Moeller, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:24 p.m. local time, becoming the second South Dakota inmate put to death by lethal injection this month, but only the fourth executed by the state since 1913, the department said.
Moeller had professed his innocence and fought for two decades to prevent his execution, but he admitted during a court hearing in early October that he had killed Becky O'Connell and halted appeals that would have further delayed his death sentence from being carried out.
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