Friday, April 19, 2024

Yokamon Hearn Executed in Texas

Yokamon Hearn, Texas

Yokamon HearnThe state of Texas executed Yokamon “Yogi” Laneal Hearn on July 18, 2012. Yokamon was pronounced dead at 6:37 pm local time, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Yokamon was 33 years of age. He was convicted and executed for the kidnapping and murder of 23-year-old Frank Meziere on March 6, 1998, in Dallas, Texas. Yokamon had three co-defendants. One received a life sentence, while the final two received 10-year sentences and were released in 2008. Yokamon spent the last 13 years of his life on death row in Texas.

Yokamon allegedly had a troubled childhood and attended school through the 10th grade. He had several previous convictions, including burglary, robbery, assault, sexual assault, and weapons possession.

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Frank Meziere. Please pray for the family of Yokamon.

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