Thursday, April 17, 2003

April 17, 2003

Box Cutter Larry...

Last Meal: Jackson requested a last meal of fried fish with sauce, a fried chicken sandwich, a steak sandwich with french fries, ice cream and a 7-up.

The skinny: Jackson was executed for slashing his girlfriend to death with a box cutter after escaping from a prison work program. Jackson was serving a 30-year prison term for second-degree murder when he walked away from a prison work program and left with the victim. They drove around the Oklahoma City metro area before going to a motel, where she was found dead with more than 30 stab and slash wounds. Authorities say she was killed because she was ending her relationship with Jackson and wasn't going to help his effort to win parole. Jackson claimed to have blacked out at the time of the murder.

The state provides a murder weapon: The victim was stabbed and slashed with a box cutter knife that prison officials had given Jackson to open boxes of furniture he was helping install in a state office building.

Last Words and such: "I'm sorry for everything I've brought upon her. I'm sorry for the pain and sorrow I've brought upon her, her family and her kids," Jackson said, "I want to say I'm sorry. That's all I can say."

Factoids: Jackson was helping install furniture in the Jim Thorpe Building.

Jackson's escape and the escape a week earlier of another convicted killer caused the then-gov. to order the state corrections department to transfer all murderers from minimum security.