The Latest on the planned execution of South Dakota inmate Rodney Berget (all times local):

9:05 a.m.

South Dakota’s attorney general says the state Supreme Court has rejected two motions to stop the execution of a man who killed a prison guard in a failed 2011 escape attempt.

Attorney General Marty Jackley says there are currently no court orders to stop or delay Berget’s execution, which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday. One motion was filed by a woman whose son is serving a life sentence, the other by an attorney without Berget’s support.

FILE - In this April 13, 2011 file photo, Rodney Berget, who was convicted of killing a Sioux Falls prison guard during an escape attempt, is escorted to court in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota has set Monday as the execution date for Berget. Berget is one of two inmates convicted in the 2011 killing of guard Ronald Johnson during a failed escape attempt at the state prison in Sioux Falls. The other inmate, Eric Robert was executed by lethal injection in 2012. (Elisha Page/Argus Leader via AP, File)
FILE – In this April 13, 2011 file photo, Rodney Berget, who was convicted of killing a Sioux Falls prison guard during an escape attempt, is escorted to court in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota has set Monday as the execution date for Berget. Berget is one of two inmates convicted in the 2011 killing of guard Ronald Johnson during a failed escape attempt at the state prison in Sioux Falls. The other inmate, Eric Robert was executed by lethal injection in 2012. (Elisha Page/Argus Leader via AP, File)

Berget is to be put to death for the slaying of Ronald “R.J.” Johnson. Berget and fellow inmate Eric Robert beat Johnson with a pipe and covered his head in plastic wrap.

Robert was executed in October 2012.

Berget in 2016 appealed his death sentence, but later asked to withdraw it.

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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, a portrait commemorating Ronald
FILE – In this Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, a portrait commemorating Ronald “R.J.” Johnson hangs in the training center of the South Dakota Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota has set Monday as the execution date for Rodney Berget, one of two inmates convicted in the 2011 killing of prison guard Johnson during a failed escape attempt at the state prison in Sioux Falls. The other inmate, Eric Robert was executed by lethal injection in 2012. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt, File)

12 a.m.

A man who killed a South Dakota prison guard in a failed 2011 escape is facing execution in what would be the state’s fourth lethal injection since reinstating the death penalty in the late 1970s.

Rodney Berget is scheduled to die Monday for the slaying of Ronald “R.J.” Johnson.

Lynette Johnson talks about her late husband RJ Johnson Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at her home in Sioux Falls, S.D. RJ was killed while on duty as a correctional officer in 2011 by two inmates trying to escape. One of those inmates, Rodney Berget, is being executed. The other inmate, Eric Robert, was executed in 2012.  (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP)
Lynette Johnson talks about her late husband RJ Johnson Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at her home in Sioux Falls, S.D. RJ was killed while on duty as a correctional officer in 2011 by two inmates trying to escape. One of those inmates, Rodney Berget, is being executed. The other inmate, Eric Robert, was executed in 2012. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP)

Berget and fellow inmate Eric Robert beat Johnson with a pipe and covered his head in plastic wrap. Robert was executed in October 2012.

South Dakota’s last execution was later that month.

Berget in 2016 appealed his death sentence, but later asked to withdraw it. Berget wrote to a judge saying he worried the death penalty would be abolished and he feared spending “another 30 years in a cage.”

Johnson’s family plans to attend the 1:30 p.m. execution.

Source: The Associated Press

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