By FRANK GREEN
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
Cyril Hugh Hamby's life seeped away on the floor of his small Mecklenburg County business as it was robbed of beer, wine, cigarettes and cash the night of May 8, 1997.
The 77-year-old proprietor of Hamby's store died slowly, his neck cut front and back, his head bruised from kicks, his hands and feet bound with shoelaces and electrical cord.
A father and grandfather, Hamby had been in business more than 50 years.
His killer, Robert S. Yarbrough, was 18, his murder weapon, a pocketknife.
When first sentenced in 1999, Yarbrough told the judge, "I haven't lived. I haven't seen anything."
All I have to add to the execution of convict Yarbrough is, Tough shit, you should have thought of that before you murdered Cyril Hugh Hamby.
Execution Source: Washington Times