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Crime Before his execution, a death row inmate told his victim's family he forgives them

17:35  06 november  2019
17:35  06 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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He offered no apology before his death . When he was asked if he had anything to say, Rhines turned to the parents of his victim for his last words. California deputies seize and destroy billion worth of marijuana they say was grown illegally. Latest News. Before his execution , a death row inmate

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Charles Rhines, who was convicted of murder in the brutal stabbing of a 22-year-old man in 1992, was executed in South Dakota Monday, the state's attorney general said, after the Supreme Court denied a last-ditch appeal of his case.

a person with collar shirt: In this Dec. 31, 2017 photo provided by the South Dakota Department of Corrections is Charles Rhines at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. South Dakota Circuit Judge Jon Sogn has denied Rhines' request to delay his execution next week over the drug to be used. Rhines had argued that pentobarbital does not act quickly enough to comply with state law. Rhines, is scheduled to be executed in November 2019 in South Dakota for a 1992 fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer while burglarizing a doughnut shop. (South Dakota Department of Corrections via AP)© South Dakota Department of Corrections via AP In this Dec. 31, 2017 photo provided by the South Dakota Department of Corrections is Charles Rhines at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. South Dakota Circuit Judge Jon Sogn has denied Rhines' request to delay his execution next week over the drug to be used. Rhines had argued that pentobarbital does not act quickly enough to comply with state law. Rhines, is scheduled to be executed in November 2019 in South Dakota for a 1992 fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer while burglarizing a doughnut shop. (South Dakota Department of Corrections via AP)

"I am hopeful that this day is an opportunity for the family to move forward and now, that this phase is over, they can continue to heal," South Dakota Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg said in a statement.

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He offered no apology before his death . When he was asked if he had anything to say, Rhines turned to the parents of his victim for his last words. The Supreme Court declined to take up the case. Related video: Federal Justice Department will begin executing death row inmates for the first time

A SHAMELESS death row killer told his victim ' s parents that he forgave them for their "anger and hatred" before being executed . After Rhines stabbed him in the stomach he ignored his victim ' s pleas to be taken to a hospital as he bled to death . Instead he tied him up, put him in a storeroom

Rhines died by lethal injection, the attorney general said. He offered no apology before his death.

When he was asked if he had anything to say, Rhines turned to the parents of his victim for his last words.

"Ed and Peggy Schaeffer, I forgive you for your anger and hatred towards me," he said, according to the Rapid City Journal newspaper. "I pray to God that he forgives you for your anger and hatred towards me"

Rhines was convicted in January 1993 for killing Donnivan Schaeffer during a burglary at a Rapid City doughnut shop, the attorney general said.

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Murderer tells victim ’ s family he ‘ forgives ’ them . Samuel Osborne @SamuelOsborne93. Tuesday 5 November 2019 15:21. A man who stabbed a former colleague at a doughnut shop to death used his last words to tell his victim ’ s parents he forgave them “for your anger and hatred towards me”.

Schaeffer, Rhines' victim, was set to graduate Western Dakota Tech and was engaged to be married, Ravnsborg said.

"Donnivan was funny, kind and a hard worker, prepared to start a career with a telephone installation company," the attorney general said.

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A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a His victim ' s family declined comment afterward. Soliz was the 15th inmate put to death this year in the US. Seems like God could do that, if he REALLY forgives .

A DEATH row inmate said he loved his victim ’ s family who campaigned to save his life moments before he was given a lethal injection. “I assumed he was a typical death row inmate with no remorse”, Patel told the Chronicle. “But he ’s been a positive force in his daughter’s life - that struck a

His fiancée, Sheila Jackson, said Monday that while the execution "closes the books on Rhines," Schaeffer's family will "forever feel the pain and the emotions that Rhines caused us."

"Donnivan firmly believed in the death penalty, and I am very happy that this has taken place," she said, according to CNN affiliate KELO.

He had appealed before

The execution was delayed by about six hours until the US Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for Rhines.

Rhines petitioned the Supreme Court three times. All three were denied, the attorney general said, clearing the way for his execution.

The convicted killer had previously appealed his sentencing based on juror statements that his attorneys said indicated discrimination based on his sexuality. After Rhines' guilty verdict, jurors learned that he was gay and while deciding whether to sentence him to life imprisonment or death sent the trial judge a note with question on Rhines' sexuality.

On appeal, Rhines relied on the notes to argue anti-gay prejudice had influenced the juror's sentencing decision.

"Anti-gay bias, if left unaddressed, risks systemic harm to the justice system, and in particular, capital jury sentencing," Rhines' lawyers told the justices in court briefs.

The Supreme Court declined to take up the case.

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