Man executed for killing co-worker and her son

February 20, 1998 McAlester, Oklahoma Michael Long is executed for the murder of his 24-year-old co-worker and her 5-year-old son Long (25) had worked with Sheryl Graber at a florist and often made his sexual attraction towards her known. Graber did not share the feelings and repeatedly told Long she was not interested. On April…

FLW: “French fries”

Famous Last Words James Donald French Oklahoma August 10, 1966 “How’s this for a headline? ‘French fries.’” (attributed) French was a convicted murderer, serving time for killing a hitchhiker in 1958 when he strangled his cellmate with a shoelace in 1961. He was executed in the electric chair, reportedly “without flinching or begging.” French’s last…

Three girls murdered during Girl Scouts camping trip

June 13, 1977 Mayes County, Oklahoma Michele Guse (9, left), Lori Farmer (8, middle), and Doris Milner (10, right) are found raped and murdered during a camping trip The girls shared a tent at a Girl Scouts camping trip. Their tent was located the furthest from the camp counselor’s tent, them and was partially obscured…