Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                                                     

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                            APRIL 22, 2003


  Execution Scheduled for David Brewer

(Columbus) The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has confirmed that inmate David Brewer (#187-234) is scheduled for execution on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio.  The Ohio Revised Code mandates the manner of execution to be lethal injection. 

Inmate Brewer was convicted and sentenced to death out of Greene County for the March 21, 1985 murder of Sherry Byrne in Beavercreek, Ohio.


Background Information

Name:                                     David Brewer

Race:                                      White

Date of Birth:                         April 22, 1959

Offense(s):                             Aggravated Murder w/ prior calculation and design

                                                Aggravated Murder in the course of a kidnapping

                                                (Each count included two specifications)

Date of Admission:                 October 17, 1985

Age at Admission:                 26 years

County of Commitment:            Greene

No word has been received regarding a stay of execution.  This advisory is being distributed in compliance with the DRC execution policy.

For more information, please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150