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Donald Gilson - Okalhoma Death Row - Scheduled Execution
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Start : Thursday 14 May 2009, 23:00
End : Thursday 14 May 2009, 23:00

Donald Gilson - Oklahoma Death Row - Execution set for May 14, 2009

Victims: Shane Coffman - 8 yrs old

The Crime: Gilson was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to die for the 1995 beating death of 8-year-old Shane Coffman in Cleveland County. .

News: A man convicted of battering his girlfriend's 8-year-old son and stuffing the dead body in an abandoned freezer has been put to death at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie says 48-year-old Donald Gilson was pronounced dead at 6:19 p.m., minutes after he was given a lethal injection.

Gilson was convicted of first-degree murder in 1998 for the death of 8-year-old Shane Coffman. The boy's remains were found in an abandoned freezer outside a mobile home in rural Cleveland County.

An autopsy showed two fractures to the boy's skull, a tooth missing from his right jaw and fractures to his collarbone, shoulder blades, ribs, legs and spine.

Gilson became the second person to be executed this year in Oklahoma.

Last Meal: Gilson received his last meal at the prison a cheeseburger, chili-cheese french fries and a chocolate shake from Chili's restaurant.

Final Statement: "I'm an innocent man but ... I get to go to heaven and I'll see Shane tonight," said Gilson, who was convicted in the 1995 killing of Shane Coffman, in his final statement.

"It's God's will that this take place."

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