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Stay of execution vacated for MO death row inmate

MISSOURI (KFVS) -

A Missouri death row inmate is scheduled to die just after midnight, after a U.S. Court of Appeals vacated his stay of execution.

John Winfield was convicted of killing two St. Louis County women in 1996.

Last week, a federal judge granted the stay over concerns that a prison worker was intimidated into dropping plans to write a letter in support of clemency for the inmate.

The stay was reversed on Tuesday, June 17 and currently, his execution is still on schedule.

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