Judge's ruling paves way for S. Dakota execution - Article Photos 1/1

FILE - This July 18, 2012, file frame grab provided by KELO-TV shows Donald Moeller during a court appearance in Sioux Falls, S.D. A judge on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, paved the way for the execution of the convicted killer whose attorneys wanted to challenge the constitutionality of South Dakota’s execution protocol over their client’s objections. Moeller is set to die later this month for the 1990 slaying of 9-year-old Becky O'Connell. (AP Photo/Courtesy KELO-TV, File)