Eric Robert

 

 

Age: 50

 

Summary: death row inmate who became one of the first prisoners executed in South Dakota since 2007 when he was convicted in the 2011 beating death (with a pipe) of 63-year-old corrections officer Ronald "R.J." Johnson during a botched escape attempt along with another accomplice at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, where he was serving up to 80 years imprisonment on a kidnapping conviction.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: May 31, 1962

 

Died: October 15, 2012

 

Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota