Execution Date Set for Missouri Man Who Killed 2 Women

Published 05/09 2014 11:41AM

Updated 05/10 2014 03:36PM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) A St. Louis County man convicted of killing two women and shooting his ex-girlfriend several times will be put to death.

The Missouri Supreme Court set an execution date on Friday for John E. Winfield, 46, of University City.

Winfield is scheduled to die by lethal injection on June 18.

Winfield received the death sentence for the 1996 shooting deaths of two women.

Winfield fatally shot Arthea Sanders and Shawnee Murphy during an argument with his ex-girlfriend Carmelita Donald.

Donald was also shot several times.

She survived but was permanently blinded.

Winfield was convicted of first degree murder in 1998 and sentenced to death.

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