Inmate Executed for 1995 Murder Of Tulsan

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Updated: 1/07/2011 12:13 am Published: 1/06/2011 6:31 pm

Mcalester, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma death row inmate has been executed for the death of a Tulsa convenience store worker found brutally beaten with a baseball bat almost 16 years ago.

A state Department of Corrections spokesman says Billy Don Alverson was pronounced dead just after 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

Alverson was convicted of first-degree murder for the Feb. 26, 1995, killing of 30-year-old Richard Yost, who was the night manager of a convenience store in Tulsa. His body was found bound and beaten on the blood-soaked floor of the store's cooler.

Alverson is one of four men convicted in Yost's death.

The Washington-based Death Penalty Information Center says Alverson is the first person to be executed in the U.S. this year.

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aljoel - 1/6/2011 11:54 PM
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PROBLEM #1: We as state tax payers suffer an economic downturn, largely caused by government mismanagement, spending and financial waste. Fellow citizens and state “leaders” we have spent $362,400 to house, feed and provided free medical care for this man for 16 years. Do you really feel that is a wise investment in our state’s financial management? Multiply$20,000 times 1,404,503 inmates. YOU THANK WE MIGHT LOOK AT PRISON REFORM? PROBLEM #2: four young, “I BES’A BAD MOTHA FU*KA” types, didn’t have a half a brain between them, couldn’t figure out how much force is needed to beat one middle aged white man? You really needed a bat, because four “GANGSTAS” couldn’t beat him without it. Is that right? The man was working, so that he could pay the bills and support his children. Now,” IT BE EXECUTION TIME”.

Gregg777 - 1/6/2011 9:18 PM
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RE: Billy Don Alverson : Big freakin deal, I hope he burns in hell!!!
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