Lois Nadean Smith was convicted of murdering 21-year-old Cindy Baillee in Gans, Sequoyah County on the 4th July 1982.

Baillee was a former girlfriend of Nadean Smith’s son, Greg. Along with her son and another woman, Nadean Smith picked Baillee up from a motel on the morning of the murder. As they drove away, Nadean Smith confronted Baillee regarding rumours that Baillee had arranged for Greg Smith’s murder. Lois choked Baillee and stabbed her in the throat despite Baillee denying the plot as they drove to the home of her ex-husband in Gans. At the house, Nadean Smith taunted Baillee with a pistol, finally firing several shots. Baillee fell to the floor, and while her son reloaded the pistol, Nadean Smith laughed and jumped on Baillee’s neck. She then fired four shots into Baillee’s chest and two to the back of her head.

61 year old Nadean Smith was executed by lethal injection on the 4th December 2001.


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