Convicted killer Rodney Berget says he wants to stop an appeal that’s preventing him from being put to death, but his attorney can't support the move. The issues are enough to delay major action in Rodney Berget’s case for a few months.
Rodney Berget was in a Minnehaha County courtroom Friday. He wants to end his execution appeal.
Judge Douglas Hoffman asked if he understood that waiving his rights is a path to execution. Berget responded "yes".
That wasn’t enough for the judge to authorize a path to execution that day.