The execution of John Winfield was carried out Wednesday morning despite delays after a concern of a botched lethal injection.

Attorney General Chris Koster made this statement after Winfield was declared dead.

“Nearly two decades have passed since John Winfield’s cowardly acts of rage and jealously changed the lives of three families forever. He brutally murdered two defenseless young women, one in front of her children, and attempted to murder the mother of his own children, leaving her permanently disabled. For his actions, a court lawfully sentenced him to death under Missouri law, and that sentence has been carried out.”

In the past 24 hours two other lethal injections were carried out. One in Florida and the other in Oklahoma.