Federal judge grants stay for Missouri inmate scheduled for execution next week

  • by: JIM SALTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 12, 2014 - 3:30 PM

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge on Thursday granted a stay of execution for Missouri death row inmate John Winfield, less than a week before the convicted killer was scheduled to be put to death, citing concerns that a prison worker was intimidated into deciding against writing a clemency letter on Winfield's behalf.

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