Convicted killer Rodney Scott Berget has been scheduled for execution for his role in the killing of South Dakota State Penitentiary Officer Ronald Johnson during a failed escape attempt in April of 2011.

The Attorney General's office says Circuit Judge Bradley Zell of Sioux Falls has set Berget's execution date during the week of May 3 through May 9 of 2015.

The Penitentiary Warden will choose the specific time and date for Berget's execution.

Berget's co-defendant, Eric Robert, was put to death in the fall of 2012.

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