Michael Hooper was executed this evening in Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester by lethal injection and is the fourth inmate executed in Oklahoma this year.
Hooper was found guilty and sentenced to death for the 1993 murders of Cynthia Lynn Jarman, 23-years-old and her two children Tonya, 5-years-old and Timmy, 3-years-old. Hooper was in his pickup truck with Jarman and her children when he placed the gun under her chin and pulled the trigger, still alive he then placed the gun at her temple and ended her life. He then shot each of the children twice in the head to prevent them from being witnesses to their mother’s death and then buried their bodies in a shallow grave near Oklahoma City.
Hooper’s last words were, “I just want to thank God for such an exuberant send-off, also, my family for standing by me throughout all this. I appreciate them being there for me through the hardships. I ask that my spirit be released directly into the hands of Jesus. I’m ready to go, I love you all.”