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Donald Moeller's last statement leaves questions

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A man executed Tuesday night in South Dakota for raping and killing a 9-year-old girl is taking one final mystery with him.

 

Sixty-year-old Donald Moeller was executed at the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls for the 1990 murder of 9-year-old Becky O'Connell.

 

Asked by the warden if he had any last words, prison officials say Moeller replied, ``No sir,'' and then looked up and said, ``They're my fan club?''

 

Some have speculated that Moeller was referring to the witnesses to the execution, including Becky's mother and stepfather.

 

But the Department of Corrections released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying witnesses and prison staff could hear voices coming from nearby inmates.

"It is our belief that Inmate Moeller's reference to a 'fan club' was intended toward the other inmates, and not those people witnessing or staffing the execution," said Michael Winder. 

 

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