In 1985, McKnight murdered 5 women and girls over a 4 month period. All were “special circumstances” which allowed for the death penalty. 3 for committing murder during the course of a rape, 1 for committing murder during sodomy and 1 was for committing multiple murders.
McKnight was already serving 63 or 64 years for various felonies including attempted murder, sex assaults and kidnapping. DNA linked him to the murders.
McKnight was found unresponsive in his death row cell on Thursday October 17, 2019. No word on cause of death yet.