Missouri inmate John Middleton has been executed after a series of final hour requests for stays and a delay were rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Missourinet News Director Bob Priddy witnessed Middleton’s execution and reports the time of death was 7:06 p.m.
His execution for the murder of Alfred Pinegar in Northwest Missouri in 1995 was scheduled to have happened at 12:01 Wednesday morning but was delayed through the day by various court filings.
Middleton was also convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of Randy Hamilton and Stacey Hodge that same year.
After the Missouri Supreme Court strongly rejected Middleton’s claim that he was incompetent to be executed, his three requests for stay to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito were rejected.
See Bob’s story with members of Middleton’s victims’ families, who spoke following the execution.