Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

NEWS RELEASE

 

June 3, 2010

For Immediate Release

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

CONTACT:  DRC Bureau of Communications

(614) 752-1150

Scheduled Execution of Richard Nields, #352-374

(Columbus) – Officials at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) have confirmed that inmate Richard Nields, #352-374, is scheduled for execution on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.  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 Richard Nields was convicted on 12/10/97 in Hamilton County for the murder of Patricia Newsome. The execution could be delayed if there are any pending legal actions in the courts. 

BACKGROUND FACTS:

Name:                                         Richard Nields

Race:                                           White

DOB:                                           5/19/50

Crime(s):                                     Aggravated Murder

Sentence:                                    Death

County:                                         Hamilton County

Admitted to Death Row:            December 23, 1997

 Richard Nields, A352-374

Richard Nields A352-374
Photo taken on May 10, 2006

PLEASE NOTE:  The first media briefing concerning the execution will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 7:30 a.m., at the Media Center located inside of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. There will not be a media briefing held the afternoon prior to the execution. Media outlets should contact the DRC Bureau of Communications at 614-752-1150 with inquiries related to the execution prior to June 10, 2010.