Click for St. Louis, Missouri Forecast

// a href = ./ // St Louis News, Weather, Sports, The Big 550 AM, St Louis Traffic, Breaking News in St Louis

 
 
 
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A man convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing an Oklahoma woman in 1999 as part of a three-state killing spree is scheduled for execution.

Steven Ray Thacker is to be put to death at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester for the December 1999 killing of Laci Dawn Hill in Mayes County.

Thacker - who waived his clemency hearing - would be the first person executed in Oklahoma this year.

Prosecutors say Thacker killed Hill after answering a newspaper ad she and her husband had placed to sell a pool table - then later killed Forrest Boyd in Missouri and Ray Patterson in Tennessee in the 10 days following Hill's slaying.

Thacker also faces a death penalty for the Tennessee slaying and life in prison in Missouri.
Published in National News

Latest News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Prev Next
CATHOLIC HOSPITAL TAKES SURPRISE STANCE IN LAWSUIT

CATHOLIC HOSPITAL TAKES SURPRISE STANCE IN LAWSUIT

DENVER (AP) -- It was a startling assertion that seemed an about-face from church doctrine: A Catholic hospital arguing in a Colorado court that twin fetuses that died in its care ...

HHS GRANTS EXTRA TIME TO ENROLL FOR HEALTH CARE

HHS GRANTS EXTRA TIME TO ENROLL FOR HEALTH CARE

WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administr...

TRANS FAT DOESN'T STIR MUCH 'NANNY STATE' DEBATE

WASHINGTON (AP) -- They are among our most personal daily decisions: what to eat or drink. Maybe what to inhale. Now that the governm...

DOCTORS HOPE FOR CURE IN A 2ND BABY BORN WITH HIV

DOCTORS HOPE FOR CURE IN A 2ND BABY BORN WITH HIV

A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment - in this instance, four hours after birth. D...

Barnes Jewish Hospital offering free flu shots

Barnes Jewish Hospital offering free flu shots

   Flu season is just around the corner, and now is the time to protect yourself against the disease...for free.    This weekend, Barnes Jewish Hospital will be offering free flu ...

DYING PA. GIRL PLACED ON ADULT WAIT LIST FOR LUNG

DYING PA. GIRL PLACED ON ADULT WAIT LIST FOR LUNG

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The national organ transplant network has complied with a judge's unusual order and placed a dying 10-year-old girl on the adult waiting list for a donated lun...

NPS HANTAVIRUS RESPONSE FOLLOWED POLICY

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommended on Monday that design cha...

MARKETING EFFORTS TO UNINSURED YOUTH RAMP UP

MARKETING EFFORTS TO UNINSURED YOUTH RAMP UP

MIAMI (AP) -- The so-called "young invincibles" are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach them wit...

© 2013 KTRS All Rights Reserved