Jeffrey David Matthew was executed by the state of Oklahoma on January 11, 2011. Jeffrey was pronounced dead at 6:09 pm CST, inside the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma. Jeffrey was 38 years of age. He was executed for the robbery and murder of his great uncle, 77-year-old Otis Earl Short on January 27, 1994, in Rosedale, Oklahoma. Otis’ wife, Minnie, was also attacked and had her throat slashed, however she survived her injuries. Jeffrey has spent the last 15 years of his life on Oklahoma’s deaht row.
Jeffrey had a difficult childhood. His father physically and emotional abused him, while his mother did not attempt to stop it. Jeffrey had a criminal record, including convictions for burglary and unlawful distribution.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Otis and Minnie Short. Please pray for the family of Jeffrey.