The State Supreme Court has set an execution date for condemned inmate John Winfield, who was sentenced to death for the 1996 murders of Arthea Sanders and Shawnee Murphy, friends of his ex-girlfriend. He is scheduled to die by lethal injection June 18 at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center at Bonne Terre.
Winfield, 46, learned that his ex had started a new relationship and after confronting her about it, shot her and her two friends. His ex-girlfriend survived by was permanently blinded.
The state is next scheduled to execute Russell Bucklew on May 21.