Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          October 6, 2008



Scheduled Execution for Death Row Inmate Richard Cooey

(Columbus) The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has confirmed that Richard Cooey, #194-016, is scheduled for execution on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio.  The Ohio Revised Code mandates lethal injection as the manner of execution.

Inmate Cooey was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1986 aggravated murders of Wendy Offredo and Dawn McCreery in Summit County, Ohio.

Background Facts:

Name:                                    Richard Wade Cooey, II

Race:                                     White

Date of Birth:                       06/09/67

Offense(s):                           Aggravated Murder               Death

                                                Kidnapping                            10 25 years

                                                Rape                                       10 25 years

                                                Aggravated Robbery            5 25 years  

                                                Felonious Assault                 8 15 years

County of Commitment:   Summit

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