Execution date set for killer of Bixby woman
BY World Capitol Bureau
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday set a March 12 execution date for Mayes County killer Stephen Ray Thacker, 42.
Thacker was sentenced to die for the death of Laci Dawn Hill, 25, of Bixby.
Thacker met Hill in her home on Dec. 23, 1999, after answering an ad about a pool table.
He kidnapped her, took her to a rural cabin and raped her. He attempted to strangle Hill, but stabbed her in the chest and neck.
He fled to Missouri where he killed Forrest Reed Boyd and stole his car along with his credit cards.
Thacker drove to Tennessee where the car broke down. He called a tow truck. Thacker then murdered Ray Patterson, the tow truck driver, after being confronted for using a stole credit card.
Thacker was apprehended in Tennessee.
He was given the death sentence for killing Patterson and a life sentence for killing Boyd.