Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         January 10, 2007



Clemency Hearing Scheduled for Inmate Christopher Newton


(Columbus)- The Ohio Parole Board will conduct a death penalty clemency hearing for inmate Christopher Newton, #378452 on Friday, February 9, 2007. The hearing will be held at the Adult Parole Authority Office located at 1030 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, Ohio convening at 10:00 a.m.


Inmate Christopher Newton was sentenced to death out of Richland County in 2003 and has voluntarily waived the remainder of his appeals.


Any media wishing to attend this hearing should arrive at the site no later than 9:45 a.m.


Feel free to contact the DRC Public Information Office for further information at (614) 752-1150.



Directions to the site from Columbus:


Take I-71 to I-70 East. Take the Alum Creek exit (103B). Stay in the right lane onto Alum Creek Drive.  The office will be on the right hand side of the street, 1030 Alum Creek.  The telephone number to the office is (614) 752-0800