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Jerry Lynn McCracken

Jerry Lynn McCracken
  On the night of October 4th, 1990 McCracken and a friend David Lawerence entered the New Ferndale Lounge in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When it got late and there were only 3 other patrons in there and the bartender they decided to rob the place. They shot and killed everyone in the bar in the process. When they left the bar all they walked out with was $350 in cash.
  Prior to this McCracken was on parole for stabbing three people in a bar in a previous incident. He claimed the stabbings were in self defence.
  McCracken was a high school drop out who later joined the army. He had a very bad alcohol problem. He was also bi-polar and anti social and took medication to control his anger.
  McCracken was executed on December 10th, 2002. David Lawerence remains in prison for the rest of his life


Victims
Steve Allen Smith: 34. Died on scene.
Tyrell Lee Boyd: 27. Died on scene.
Timothy Edward Sheets: 37. Was still alive when police arrived but died at hospital.
Carole Ann McDaniels: 41. Was the bartender working the night of the crime. Was still alive when police arrived at the scene but died at the hospital.

Tidbits
  • It was rumoured before McCracken and Lawerence went to the pub they were at a friends apartment drinking heavily and smoking pot. They told people there they weren’t afraid to fight anybody or even shoot somebody.
  • 66th murderer executed in U.S. in 2002
    815th murderer executed in U.S. since 1976
    5th murderer executed in Oklahoma in 2002
    53rd murderer executed in Oklahoma since 1976

Final Meal: 
Fried chicken, a package of hard cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, cottage cheese, slice of cherry pie, and a two-liter bottle of Sprite.
Final Words: 
McCracken apologized to the victim’s family and asked for forgiveness. But there were no victims’ family members present. He told his mother, “I’ll see you in heaven.” His last words were lengthy, and included both individual greetings to his witnesses, and as the execution began, prayer and singing.
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