Attorney General Headshot

Attorney General Marty Jackley

Attorney General Seal

Inmates Charged for 1st Degree Murder and Felony Murder Kidnapping


PIERRE, S.D –  Attorney General Marty Jackley said today that South Dakota State Penitentiary inmates Rodney Berget and Eric Robert have been charged by complaint with one count of 1st degree murder and one count of felony murder kidnapping for the murder of Senior Correctional Officer Ronald Johnson. Charges stem from an incident at the State Penitentiary yesterday morning that resulted in the death of Ronald Johnson. Both offenses are class A felonies and have a mandatory penalty of death or life imprisonment in the state penitentiary. Berget and Robert are presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Wednesday, April 13, 2011   
CONTACT: Sara Rabern, (605) 773-3215