Convicted murderer Donald Aldrich is scheduled to be executed for killing 23 year old Tyler resident Nicholas West in 1993.
Aldrich and two accomplices supposedly kidnapped and killed West because he was gay. West's murder sparked several protests and rallies in support of gay rights in East Texas.
One of Aldrich's accomplices, Henry Dunn, was executed last year.
Another accomplice, David McMillan, is serving a life sentence in prison.