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South Dakota is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States.

It is the 17th most extensive, 5th least populous and 5th least densely populate of the 50 states in the United States of America.


First execution since 2007

A South Dakota man was executed on 15 October 2012 in the state's first execution since 2007. Eric Robert, 50, was given the death sentence for beating a prison guard with a pipe and covering his head in plastic wrap to kill him in a failed escape attempt. Eric Robert received lethal injection and was pronounced death at 10:24 p.m. The execution was administered at state penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Eric Robert is the 17th person to be executed in South Dakota since 1877 and the first inmate to be executed with the single-drug lethal injection method.

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