Charles Rhines executed for Fatal 1992 Stabbing (Details).
South Dakota Death Row Inmate Charles Russell Rhines has died by lethal injection.
South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg confirmed that at approximately 7:35 p.m., Charles Russell Rhines was given lethal injections to end his life.
Rhines’ time of death was marked at 7:39 p.m.
Attorney General Ravnsborg released the following statement:
Today I would like to remember Donnivan Scahefer, the victim who was brutally murdered by the killer who met justice earlier. Donnivan was an intelligent man set to graduate from Western Dakota Tech Donnivan was an award-winning archer who loved hunting and fishing Donnivan was funny, kind and a hard worker, prepared to start a career with a telephone installation company. Donnivan was engaged to be married with a great life ahead of him and, if he was with us today, he would be looking forward to his 50th birthday and looking at all the things his life had produced. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for the fact that Donnivan was killed but I am glad we were finally able to get justice for him today. 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. May God Bless Donnivan and his family.