Benny Stevens, Mississippi


May 10, 2011

Benny Joe Stevens was executed by the state of Mississippi on May 10, 2011. Benny was pronounced dead at 6:22 pm CDT, inside the execution chamber at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi. Benny was 52 years of age. He was executed for the murder of his 38-year-old ex-wife Glenda Reid, her new husband 38-year-old Wesley Lee Reid, her 11-year-old stepson Dylan Lee, and Dylan’s friend 12-year-old Heath Pounds on October 18, 1998, in Foxworth, Mississippi. Benny also shot 16-year-old Erica, his daughter with Glenda. Erica survived her injuries. Benny spent the last 12 years of his life on Mississippi’s death row.

Benny was allegedly depressed and abused drugs and alcohol.

Please pray for peace and healing for the families of Glenda, Wesley and Dylan Reid and Heath Pounds. Please pray for peace and healing for Erica. Please pray for the family of Benny.


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