MCALESTER, OK -- If all goes as planned, a Tulsa murderer will be wheeled into the execution chamber at the state prison in McAlester at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Barring any last minute appeals, Darwin Brown is set to be executed for the murder of a Tulsa Quik Trip employee in 1995.
Tulsa Police say Brown was one of four men who killed Richard Yost, a clerk for Quik Trip, with an aluminum baseball bat during a robbery.
Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board refused to change his sentence from death to life in prison.
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This will be the state's first execution this year.