The state of South Dakota on May 14 filed a motion for a warrant of execution of Charles Russell Rhines, who was convicted of first-degree murder and third-degree burglary in the 1992 stabbing death of a doughnut shop employee in Rapid City during a botched robbery. The hearing on the motion is scheduled for June 25 at 10:15 a.m. in the Pennington County Courthouse before Judge Robert A. Mandel, according to the Attorney General's office. [Sioux Falls Argus Leader]Pope Frank, the head of the Roman church just released a diktat stating that sect's revulsion of capital punishment putting Attorney General, former altar boy and suspected incel Jason Ravnsborg's soul at risk to eternal damnation but $20 says Jason would just love to dispatch a handcuffed Charles Rhines with a shotgun blast to the abdomen just like someone did for Rich Benda.
A state-ordered lethal injection isn't criminal justice; it's suicide by cop and it’s the view of The Dakota Progressive that anyone convicted of any felony requiring incarceration should be able to ask for a death with dignity rather than living a life of Hell in the South Dakota State Penitentiary or in a Colorado Supermax.
Charles Rhines will finally be allowed to die.