Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       May 7, 2003

Execution Scheduled for Jerome Campbell

(Columbus)--- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has confirmed that inmate Jerome Campbell (211-228) is scheduled for execution on Wednesday, May 14, 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 Campbell was convicted and sentenced to death out of Hamilton County for the December 24, 1988 murder of Henry Turner, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Background Information

Name:                                     Jerome Campbell

Race:                                      African American

Date of Birth:                         May 28, 1961

Offense(s):                             Aggravated Burglary cs/w            (3 counts)           

                                                Aggravated Murder cs/w   

                                                Trafficking in Marijuana      

Sentence:                               Death

                                                4-25 years

County of Commitment:            Hamilton