Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                         


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   March 7, 2005


(MANSFIELD) The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction confirmed that William Smith, A202-636, is scheduled for execution on Tuesday, March 8, 2005.  The Ohio Revised Code mandates lethal injection as the manner of execution.


Smith was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1987 Aggravated Murder of Mary Bradford, in Hamilton County, Ohio.




NAME:                                               William Smith


RACE:                                                Black


DATE OF BIRTH:                            10/28/1957


OFFENSE(S):                                    Agg. Robb. CS/W               10-25 Years

                                                            Rape CS/W                          10-25 Years

                                                            Agg. Murder                         Death


COUNTY OF COMMITMENT:            Hamilton


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

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