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Average stay on death row now more than 16 years

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FARGO – Alfonso Rodriguez was 53 in 2006 when a jury here sentenced him to death for the brutal kidnapping, rape and murder of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin.

He’s 61 today, waiting on death row in Terre Haute, Ind., as one of his final legal recourses to save his own life plays out.

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