John Clayton Smith



Age: 41


Summary: Missouri convicted murderer who in 1997 stabbed to death his 22-year-old former girlfriend Brandie Kearnes with her infant daughter only a few feet away (she managed to write "It was Joh---" on the floor in her own blood before dying), and then killed her 51-year-old stepfather Wayne Hoewing.



Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection


Born: March 1, 1962


Died: October 29, 2003


Location: Potosi, Missouri