Did You Know?

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.

March 15, 2018


Michael Wayne Eggers was executed by the state of Alabama on Thursday, March 15, 2018.  He was pronounced dead at 7:29 pm CDT, inside the execution chamber at the Holeman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama.  Michael was 50 years of age.  Michael was convicted of the murder of Bennie “Francis” Murray on December 30, 2000, near Jasper, Alabama.  Michael spent the last 15 years of his life on Alabama’s death row.


Michael Eggers sold concessions with a carnival that traveled trough the southeastern United States.  The business was owned by Frank and Bennie “Francis” Murray.  In September of 2000, the carnival stopped in Jasper, Alabama.  While there, Eggers met a woman and decided to stay.  Between September and the end of December 2000, Eggers found a job, but eventually lost it and was unable to find another.  


On December 26, 2000, Eggers phoned Francis asking for a job.  At the time, the carnival was not traveling and Francis and her husband were at their home in Talladega.  Francis explained that the carnival would not be traveling again until mid-March and that their “bunkhouse” was unavailable.


On December 28, Eggers called Francis again, saying he was at the bus station in Birmingham with his son.  He asked if she would pick them up.  Francis agreed, and during the next several days, unsuccessfully attempted to help Eggers locate a job.  On December 30, Eggers asked Francis to take him and his son back to the Jasper; she agreed.   

Francis dropped off Egger’s son at his apartment and then she agreed to help Eggers find his car, which he had allegedly driven off the road due to inclement weather a few days earlier.  They drove for some time, but Francis eventually stopped and said she was willing to go no further and was turning around.  Eggers alleged that when he voiced his protest, Francis backhanded him, causing him to “let go, and just start hitting her.”  After Francis fell unconscious, Eggers started driving the truck.


When Francis started to come around she was making noises, which caused Eggers to stop the truck, get out, and kick her several times in the head with his steel-toed boots.  He then left her along the dirt road, but came back a short time later to make sure she was dead, because he “didn’t want to leaver her out there suffering.”  When he discovered that she was once again regaining consciousness, he strangled her with his hands and using a tree branch after he dragged her into the woods.  He then took the truck to a car wash to wash out the blood and stole money from her purse, left in the truck.


Eggers fled to Florida, where he was eventually arrested and returned to Alabama for criminal proceedings.  His trial began in August 2002, and he found guilty and sentenced to death in October 2002.


Eggers did not protest his execution, as he stopped all appeals in his case and asked a judge to give him an execution date.  When he requested an execution date, he also noted that long, drawn-out appeals process are cruel and unusual punishment for both the family of the victims and the condemned.


Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Francis Murray.  Please pray for strength for the family of Michael Eggers. 


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