Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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Media Advisory                                                                            February 6, 2004

For Immediate Release


Clemency Hearing Scheduled for William Dean Wickline


(Columbus) The Ohio Parole Board has scheduled the clemency hearing for death row inmate William Dean Wickline (#178066) for Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.  The hearing will be held at the Adult Parole Authority office located at 1030 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio.   Inmate Wickline is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 for the August 1982 murders of Peggy Lerch and Christopher Lerch of Franklin County.


The hearing is open to the media.  If you plan to attend, we ask that you arrive no later than 9:45 a.m.  For further information, please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.


Directions to the site from Columbus:


Take I-71 to I-70 East.  Take the Alum Creek Drive exit (103B).  Stay to the right onto Alum Creek Drive.  The office will be on the right side of the street, 1030 Alum Creek Drive.  The telephone number to the office is (614) 752-0800.