Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
February 12, 2002
– The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) confirmed that
John W. Byrd (#175145) is scheduled for execution by lethal injection on
Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. The
Ohio Revised Code mandates lethal injection as the manner of execution.
The execution will take place at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility
in Lucasville, Ohio.
Byrd was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1983 murder of Monte Tewksbury
in Hamilton County, Ohio.
John William Byrd, Jr.
Crime: Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Robbery and Abduction
of Commitment: Hamilton
of Admission: 8/23/83
word has been received regarding any stay of execution.
This advisory is being distributed in compliance with the DRC execution
For further information please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.