Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                     



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       April 25, 2006



Execution of Joseph Lewis Clark

(Columbus) --- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction confirmed that Joseph Lewis Clark is scheduled for execution on Tuesday, May 2, 2006. The Ohio Revised Code mandates lethal injection as the manner of execution.


Clark was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1984 Aggravated Murder of David Manning in Lucas County.


Background Facts:


Name:                                                 Joseph Lewis Clark


Race:                                                  Black


Date of Birth:                                     1/15/49


Offense(s):                                         Aggravated Murder

                                                            Aggravated Murder

                                                            Aggravated Robbery

                                                            Attempted Murder

                                                Felonious Assault


Sentence(s):                                      Death, Life


County of Commitment:                   Lucas

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