Jan Brawner, Mississippi
Mississippi executed Jan Michael Brawner on June 12, 2012. Jan was pronounced dead at 6:18 pm local time, inside the execution chamber at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi. Jan was 34 years of age. He was convicted and executed for the murder of his 23-year-old ex-wife Barbara Craft, his 3-year-old daughter Paige Brawner, and his ex-in-laws, 47-year-old Jane Craft and 47-year-old Carl Craft. The murders occurred on April 25, 2001, inside the home of Barbara’s parents, where she and Paige were staying in Tate County. Jan also robbed the house. For the last 10 years of his life, Jan was on death row in Mississippi.
Jan had a difficult childhood. His father physically abused him, and he witnessed his father repeatedly rape his sister. Drug and alcohol abuse runs in his family. Jan dropped out of school in the 9th grade.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Barbara, Paige, Jane, and Carl. Please pray for the family of Jan.
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