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Attorney General Marty Jackley

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Motion for Stay of Execution in Moeller Case Filed


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :  Friday, October 19, 2012
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605)773-3215


Motion for Stay of Execution in Moeller Case Filed


PIERRE, S.D.-  Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a Motion for Stay of Execution has been filed in Federal District Court in the Donald Moeller case on the lethal injection drug protocol. The Attorney General’s Office anticipates filing a response in opposition, in part based upon: 1) the petitioner, who is not Moeller, lacks proper legal standing and is not a recognized legal party of interest; 2) the motion lacks likely success on the merits.

The hearing is set for Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Federal Courthouse in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Donald Moeller is scheduled to be executed between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m., during the week of Sunday, October 28, 2012, through Saturday, November 3, 2012.