An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.  - Gandhi

Third defendant in Tulsa QuikTrip clerk’s murder, Michael Lee Wilson, is executed

Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 6:44 pm
ZIVA BRANSTETTER Tulsa World Enterprise Editor
McALESTER — The last of three men condemned to die for the brutal beating of a Tulsa convenience store clerk 18 years ago was executed Thursday.

Michael Lee Wilson, 38, was put to death for the slaying of Richard Yost, who was beaten to death at a QuikTrip store at 215 N. Garnett Road. The execution occurred at 6 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, and Wilson was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m.

“I love everybody. Free is free,” Wilson said in his last statement. “I am going home; I’m ready to go. I love you, world.”

Wilson asked a correctional officer if his microphone was still active and then continued his statement.

“Love my daughters for me. I’m going to miss you always.”

After a brief silence, Wilson said: “I feel my whole body burning.

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