Hocker Execution

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Death row inmate David Kevin Hocker is scheduled to die Thursday for killing his boss six and a half years ago.

The 33-year-old Hocker has declined his rights to appeal his conviction in the slaying of Jerry Robinson. His execution by lethal injection will take place at Holman Prison near Atmore.

Hocker was sentenced to die for killing Robinson, stealing his truck and using his bank card to get $400 to buy crack cocaine in March of 1998. He turned himself into authorities and admitted killing Robinson during his trial four years ago.

Hocker would be the second Alabama inmate put to death in the last two months. James Barney Hubbard was executed on Aug. 5.