Jeffrey Matthew, Oklahoma
The state of Oklahoma carried out the execution of Jeffrey David Matthew on January 11, 2011. Jeffrey was pronounced dead at 6:09 pm local time, inside the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma. Jeffrey was 38 years of age. He was executed for robbing and murdering 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. Minnie survived her injuries. Jeffrey spent the last 15 years of his life on Oklahoma’s death row.
Jeffrey had a difficult childhood. His father physically and emotionally 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.
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