Did You Know?

Twenty-three men and no women have

been executed in the United States in 2017.

Billy Don Alverson was executed by state of Oklahoma on January 6, 2011.  Billy was pronounced dead at 6:10 pm CST, inside the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma.  Billy was 39 years of age.  He was executed for the murder of 30-year-old Richard Kevin Yost, which occurred during the robbery of a convenience store on February 26, 1995, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Billy had three accomplices: Darwin Desmond Brown who was executed in 2009, Michael Wilson who was executed in 2014, and Richard Harjo who was given a life sentence. Billy spent the last 13 years of his life on Oklahoma’s death row.

 

Billy had numerous prior convictions for a variety of crimes.  Billy was physically abused as a child and his parents were alcoholics.

 

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Richard Yost.  Please pray for the family of Billy.

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