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Two men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

5 Killed in Aurora, Illinois
Five individuals were shot and killed at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois. Five police officers were injured and the gunman was eventually killed by the police. On the day of the shooting, the shooter was being fired from his position at the plant, where he had worked for the last 15 years. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.
4 Killed in Kashmir
Four Indian soldiers have been killed in India-administered Kashmir, following a clash with militants. Recently, in the same region, over 40 others were killed in a suicide attack. Pakistani and Indian forces have been battling over the area. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
Flooded Gold Mine in Zimbabwe
Nine miners have been rescued alive from a flooded, illegal gold mine in Zimbabwe, while the bodies of 24 others have been recovered. Flooding occurring after a dam burst. While nine have been rescued, dozens of others remain missing and are feared dead. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the missing miners and for their families.
9 Killed in Chittagong, Bangladesh
At least nine individuals have been killed, and over 50 others injured, after a fire in a slum in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The cause of the fires is suspected to be a short circuit. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all those affected.
Force Withdraw Agreement in Yemen
Government and rebel forces have reached an agreement to withdraw forces around the port of Hudaydah. The withdraw is part of a ceasefire agreement reached last year. The conflict began in 2015, and has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. Please pray for peace in the region. Please pray for the families of the deceased and for healing for the injured.
7 Killed in Haiti
At least seven individuals have been killed as a result of protests against the government in Haiti. Protesters are protesting the soaring inflation and accuse the government of corruption and misappropriation of funds. The protesters have also asked for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. The President has rejected the idea. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Pleas pray for peace.
17 Killed in New Delhi, India
At least 17 individuals have been killed after a fire in a hotel in New Delhi, India. Thirty-five others were rescued from the fire and 19 were taken to the hospital for injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Heat Wave in Australia
A record heat wave, following a record drought, in Australia have farmers, and others, worried. The drought and heat have caused animals to die and worries that crops will not be able to be planted. Across the globe, the United States is experiencing record cold temperatures. Please pray for all those affected by extreme temperatures. Please pray for their safety and health.

Walter Timothy Storey was executed on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.  Walter was pronounced dead at 12:10 am CST, inside the execution chamber at Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Corrections Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri.  He was 47 years of age.  Walter was executed for the murder of 36-year-old Jill Frey in her St. Charles, Missouri apartment on February 2, 1990.  Walter spent the last 23 years of his life on Missouri’s death row.


Walter had previously worked as a boat builder, although he was unemployed at the time of the murder.  He had no prior prison record.


On Friday, February 2, 1990, Walter Storey received a divorce petition from his estranged wife.  It was thought that this greatly upset him, leading him to drink heavily that night.  Either later Friday night or very early Saturday morning, Storey ran out of alcohol in the apartment he shared with his mother.  Storey decided to rob his neighbor, Jill Frey, a special education teacher.


Storey climbed up Jill’s balcony and entered her apartment through an unlocked sliding glass door.  He brutally beat Jill, tearing off an eyelid, fracturing five ribs, stabbing her at least five times, and injuring her forehead, nose, cheeks, scalp, lips, and tongue.  Jill also had defensive wounds on her arms and hands.  Jill had two fatal neck wounds, which cut through her jugular veins, airway, esophagus, and into her spine.  After killing Jill, Storey stole her car keys, purse and car.


The following day, Storey returned to the apartment and attempted to wipe down the apartment and cover up any evidence, including scrubbing Jill’s fingernails, throwing away bloody clothing, and disposing of other evidence, including stolen items.  Jill’s body was found after she failed to show up for work on Monday.


Storey confessed to stealing from Jill, however, he claimed that he did not kill her.  Rather, Storey insisted that a man forced Storey into Jill’s apartment and killed her, believe she was his mother.  Storey was convicted and sentenced to death on November 26, 1991.



Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Jill Frey.  Please pray for the family of Walter Storey.


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