Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     June 11, 2003

Execution Scheduled for Ernest Martin

(Columbus)--- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has confirmed that inmate Ernest Martin (174-878) is scheduled for execution on Wednesday, June 18, 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 Martin was convicted and sentenced to death out of Cuyahoga County for the 1983 murder of Robert Robertson.

Background Information

Name:                                     Ernest Martin

Race:                                      African American

Date of Birth:                         September 22, 1960

Offense(s):                             Aggravated Murder

                                                Aggravated Robbery

                                                CCW c/s/w RSP c/s

Sentence:                               Death

                                                7-25 years

County of Commitment:            Cuyahoga

The advisory is being distributed in compliance with the DRC execution policy.

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