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9/8/04-Tyler

Ringleader Of Hate Killing Has Execution Date

The execution date has been set for a man convicted of being the ringleader in a high profile murder 11 years ago. Donald Aldrich  is scheduled for execution October 12th. The date was set by Judge Cynthia Kent.

Aldrich and two other men were convicted of kidnapping, beating, and killing 23-year-old Nicholas West of  Tyler because West was gay.

The crime gained national attention.

Morgan Palmer, reporting.
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