Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             November 22, 2005


Execution of John R. Hicks

(Columbus) The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction confirmed that John R. Hicks is scheduled for execution on Tuesday, November 29, 2005.  The Ohio Revised Code mandate lethal injection as the manner of execution.

Hicks was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1985 Aggravated Murder of his stepdaughter, Brandy Green, age 5, in Hamilton County.


Background Facts:


Name:                                       John R. Hicks


Race:                                           Black


Date of Birth:                             7/31/56


Offense(s):                               Aggravated Murder c/s/w

                                               Aggravated Murder c/s/w

                                               Aggravated Robbery


Sentence(s):                              Death, 10 25 years


County of Commitment:          Hamilton

No word has been received on the status of any type of stay.  For further information, please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.