Charles Walker (murderer)

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Charles Walker (c. 1940 – September 12, 1990) was convicted of the murders of Kevin Paule, 21, and his fiancee Sharon Winker, 25, of Mascoutah, Illinois. Looking for beer money, Walker robbed them of $40 and shot them to death while the couple fished in a St. Clair County, Illinois creek June 18, 1983. He was executed in Stateville Prison in 1990 by the State of Illinois by lethal injection at the age of 50. He became the first post-Gregg execution in Illinois. The execution was considered botched because the lethal injection machine wasn't able to make the drugs go through the kinked lines.

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