McALESTER, Okla. (AP) _ A man convicted of shooting a night watchman in the head so he could steal a tow truck was executed Tuesday night.
The inmate, Ernest Carter, had maintained his innocence for the past 12 years.
The watchman, Eugene Manowski, was working the graveyard shift at a northwest Oklahoma City auction when he was killed.
According to court records, Carter, who had been fired from the auction for sleeping on the job, crawled through a hole in a fence, cut the lights to the guard shack and shot Manowski so he could steal a wrecker.
Carter's co-defendant, Charles Summers, was sentenced to life in prison.