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Donald Moeller to be Executed Tonight

Convicted child killer Donald Moeller is set to die by lethal injection at 10:00 tonight. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the latest request for a stay of execution. Moeller was convicted for the 1990 murder of 9-year-old Becky O’Connell. For twenty-two years Moeller denied that he killed O’Connell and lodged nearly every appeal in court battles. Moeller gave up his last appeal several weeks ago when he admitted his guilt and said that he accepts lethal injection as justice. SDPB’s Cara Hetland has reported on the case from the beginning and joins Dakota Midday for a discussion of the execution.