Oklahoma to execute man convicted in 3-state rampage

McALESTER — Oklahoma is set to execute a man convicted in a 1999 rampage that left three people dead in three states, including a suburban Tulsa woman.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 12, 2013
Advertisement
;

McALESTER — Oklahoma is set to execute a man convicted in a 1999 rampage that left three people dead in three states, including a suburban Tulsa woman.

Steven Ray Thacker is set for execution Tuesday night at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. The 42-year-old waived his right to a clemency hearing, indicating he wouldn't try to stop the planned execution.

Authorities say Thacker raped and killed 25-year-old Laci Dawn Hill in December 1999. Authorities say Thacker then killed 24-year-old Forrest Reed Boyd in Missouri on Jan. 1, 2000, and 52-year-old Ray Patterson in Tennessee the following day.

Thacker received a separate death sentence for Patterson's death.

The attorney general's office says relatives of all three victims are expected to attend Tuesday's execution.

NewsOK.com has disabled the comments for this article.

Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    CDC: U.S. has first confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas
  2. 2
    Netflix to shake up movies with 'Crouching Tiger 2'
  3. 3
    Donald Trump Tricked Into Retweeting Serial Killer Pic
  4. 4
    'Transparent' on Amazon Prime, reviewed: It’s the fall’s best new show.
  5. 5
    Brits Unwittingly Give Up Firstborns for Free WiFi
+ show more