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Family friends of murder victim Ronald "RJ" Johnson gather outside the South Dakota Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Monday, in anticipation of the execution of Eric Robert, Johnson's killer.

Ex-Superior man executed for killing guard

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A former Superior resident who beat a South Dakota prison guard with a pipe and covered his head in plastic wrap to kill him during a failed escape attempt was put to death Monday, in the state's first execution since 2007.

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