Lawmaker Expects Death Penalty Discussion

Jan 14, 2014

With the 2014 legislative session underway, many lawmakers are getting their own agendas and goals organized. Republican State Representative Brock Greenfield says he expects an effort to repeal the death penalty in South Dakota. Greenfield doesn't support the change.

"I am in favor of maintaining the law as it is, I support the death penalty. I don’t feel that in South Dakota its been abused," Greenfield says. "I don’t see us as having a lot of lawyers, including the Attorney General’s office who are blood thirsty so to speak. But I think that it’s a deterrent, some people would argue that it’s not."

Greenfield says he is confident in the direction South Dakota is going as a whole. He says he also supports increasing funding for education.