December 23, 1999
Steven Ray Thacker kills 25-year-old Laci Dawn Hill after a failed robbery attempt
Hill had placed an ad attempting to sell a pool table and Thacker met her at her home under the pretense of wishing to buy it. He tried to rob her but when that failed he kidnapped her, brought her to a remote cabin, raped her, unsuccessfully strangled her, then stabbed her in the neck and chest. He left her body on the floor of the cabin, covering it with a box spring and some mattresses.
While fleeing, Thacker also killed Forrest Reed Boyd (24) in Missouri and Ray Patterson (52) in Tennessee to steal their vehicles as he fled. Thacker was executed by lethal injection on March 12, 2013.