Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                     



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              July 5, 2006



Inmate Barton Execution


(Columbus)— Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction authorities have confirmed that inmate Rocky Barton is scheduled for execution on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at 10:00 AM. The execution will take place at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility located in Lucasville, Ohio. The Ohio Revised Code mandates lethal injection as the manner of execution. Inmate Barton will be the fifth “volunteer” to be executed in the state of Ohio.


Barton was convicted and sentenced to death for the 2003 Aggravated Murder of Kimbirli Jo Barton, Warren County, Ohio.




NAME:                       Rocky Barton


RACE:                       Caucasian


DOB:                          7/28/56


CRIME:                      Aggravated Murder


SENTENCE:                        Death


COUNTY:                  Warren County


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