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John Winfield

Winfield’s Daughter Asks Governor for Clemency

When John Winfield went on a shooting spree in 1996 in St. Louis County, he killed two women and permanently blinded the mother of his two children.


John Winfield

Winfield Granted Stay of Execution

Winfield faces the death penalty for killing two women in St. Louis County in 1996


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Missouri NAACP to Push to Abolish Death Penalty

The Missouri chapter of the NAACP is vowing to mount its “largest-ever effort” to abolish the death penalty in the state.


John Winfield

Affidavit: Bickering Attorneys Hurt Winfield

An affidavit says John Winfield might have been spared a death sentence if his two attorneys could have gotten along during the penalty phase of his trial.


John Winfield

Winfield Seeks Stay from Missouri Supreme Court

John Winfield faces execution June 18 for killing two women in St. Louis County in 1996.


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Inmate’s Challenge to Execution Secrecy Rejected

A Cole County judge has rejected a Missouri death row inmate’s request to halt his upcoming execution by challenging the state’s refusal to disclose the identity of its drug supplier for lethal injections.


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Fatal Bank Robbery Suspect Could Get Death Penalty

James Watts, 29, allegedly killed two bank employees and wounded another during a hold-up.


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Prison Guard Investigated for Supporting Death Row Inmate’s Clemency Request

The Potosi Correctional Center is investigating a staff member for pledging support for inmate John Winfield’s petition for clemency.


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Inmates Sentenced to Death for Murder

Two inmates at a federal facility in Springfield have been sentenced to death for killing another inmate.


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Missouri Inmate Seeks Stay of Execution

Attorneys for condemned Missouri inmate John Winfield are asking a federal appeals court to halt his execution.