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.