A man convicted in the 1990 slaying of a 9-year-old girl is set to die by lethal injection Tuesday, the state Department of Corrections announced Saturday.
The execution of Donald Moeller, 60, will be the second within a month in a state where executions are rare. Moeller's will bring to 18 the number of executions in the state or Dakota Territory since 1877, and just the fourth since 1913.
Moeller is scheduled be executed at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday at the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls, the same site of Eric Robert's Oct. 15 lethal injection.
To date, there have been 33 executions in American death penalty states this year; a total of 1,310 post-Furman executions since 1977.