Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                       


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   January 31, 2006



Execution Scheduled for Glenn L. Benner

 (Columbus)--- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has confirmed that inmate Glenn L. Benner is scheduled for execution on Tuesday, February 7, 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 Benner was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1985 aggravated murder of Cynthia Sedgwich and the 1986 aggravated murder of Trina Bowser, in Summit County, Ohio.  


Background Information:


Name:                                  Glenn L. Benner


Race:                                    Caucasian


Date of Birth:                         9/24/62


Offense(s):                             Aggravated Murder                                2 counts         

                                             Attempted Aggravated Murder                1 count

                                             Aggravated Burglary                          

                                             Attempted Rape

                                             Kidnapping                                            3 counts

                                             Rape                                                     8 counts

                                             Gross Sexual Imposition



Sentence:                               Death, 30-life


County of Commitment:          Summit


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.