Hocker Executed

David Kevin Hocker has been put to death for the 1998 stabbing death of his boss.

The 33-year-old Hocker refused to file appeals on his conviction saying he was guilty and wanted to die for his crime.

There were no protesters in Atmore, but there were several in Montgomery.

With every capital punishment case comes the appeal process, a mechanism that can leave an inmate on death row for decades before his or her execution, some even die waiting in prison.

David Hocker was executed only about four years after the conviction, but that's because he had his attorney dismissed and waved his right to an appeal.