Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                            




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           June 4, 2004


 Execution Scheduled for William G. Zuern

(Columbus)--- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has confirmed that inmate William G. Zuern is scheduled for execution on Tuesday, June 8, 2004, 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 Zuern was convicted and sentenced to death out of Hamilton County for the 1984 aggravated murder of Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Pence.


Background Information


Name:                                     William G. Zuern


Race:                                      Caucasian


Date of Birth:                         12/5/58


Offense(s):                             Aggravated Murder


Sentence:                               Death


County of Commitment:            Hamilton


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.