Port: We might now wonder if the death penalty is worth the trouble.


MINOT, N.D. — Alfonso Rodriguez, who brutally raped and murdered Dru Sjodin in 2003, a case that led to the creation of a national sex offender registry , will no longer be facing a death sentence thanks to a decision from U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Mac Schneider, appointed as U.S. attorney for North Dakota by President Joe Biden, made it clear that the decision was made in Washington, D.C., not North Dakota.

“I was very straightforwardly directed to withdraw the notice,” Schneider told our April Baumgarten .

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