SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Wednesday night is scheduled to carry out its first execution in 60 years with the lethal injection of an East Texas man.
Details are in a South Dakota Department of Corrections news release that gave the public 48 hours notice.
Twenty-five-year-old Elijah Page of Athens, Texas, faces execution at the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls.
Page ended all appeals and asked to die for the 2000 murder of 19-year-old Chester Allan Poage of Spearfish, South Dakota.
Page and another death row inmate, 25-year-old Briley Piper Anchorage, Alaska, pleaded guilty to killing Poage in the Black Hills.
A third man was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Authorities say the three killed Poage so there would be no other witness to the theft of a Chevy Blazer, electronics and other items from his home.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.