Bixby woman’s killer executed; his death offers little closure

BY RHETT MORGAN - Tulsa World Published: March 13, 2013

McALESTER — To Nikki Hodgson, the manner in which her friend’s killer died Tuesday night seemed skewed.

It brought “a little bit of closure, a little bit of peace, but it is so humane,” Hodgson said of the state-ordered execution of Steven Ray Thacker, who was convicted in 2002 of murdering Hodgson’s friend, Laci Dawn Hill.

“They are just...

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