George Mercer

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George C. "Tiny" Mercer (August 31, 1944 – January 6, 1989) was President of two motorcycle clubs in Belton, Missouri: the Missing Links and Rancid Riders. Mercer was convicted for the rape and murder of 22-year-old Karen Keeton in Belton, Missouri, United States, on August 31, 1978. At the time of the murder, Mercer had a charge pending against him of raping a 17-year-old girl. He was executed at the age of 44 by the state of Missouri by lethal injection. He became the first person to be executed in Missouri since 1965. His execution was carried out in the former gas chamber which was converted to use lethal injection.

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