John Winfield, Missouri
John E. Winfield was executed by the state of Missouri on June 18, 2014. He was pronounced dead at 12:10 am local time, inside the execution chamber at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Corrections Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He was 43 years of age. John was executed for the double murder of 20-year-old Arthea Sanders and 23-year-old Shawnee Murphy, which occurred on September 9, 1996, in St. Louis, County, Missouri. Another man was also shot but survived with permanent injuries.
John was often forced to be the “man of the house” from a young age, which included babysitting his younger cousins and helping to take care of his family.
Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Arthea Sanders and Shawnee Murphey. Please pray for the family of John Winfield.
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