South Dakota tonight executed Elijah Page.� From local media sources:
Elijah Page has been executed at the South Dakota Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.
According to Michael Winder of the South Dakota Department of Corrections, Page was taken from his holding cell at 9:40 p.m.
At 10:00, the curtains were opened for the witnesses.
At 10:02, Warden Doug Weber asked if Page had any last words.� According to Winder, Page replied, “No.”
Page’s�injections began that same minute, and ended about two minutes later.
Page was pronounced dead at 10:11 p.m. and witnesses were dismissed at 10:13 p.m.
Page’s execution was orginally scheduled for August of last year, but Governor Mike Rounds issued a stay due to a technicality in the law.
This execution was the first in 60 years, and the first to use lethal injection as a way of carrying out capital punishment in South Dakota.