Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                       

 

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                            October 18, 2005

For Immediate Release                                             

 

 

Williams Execution Scheduled

 

(Columbus)- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction confirmed that William J. Williams is scheduled for execution on Tuesday, October 25, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.  The Ohio Revised Code mandates lethal injection as the manner of execution.

 

Williams was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1991 Aggravated Murders of Alfonda Madison, William Dent, Eric Howard and Theodore Wynn, in Mahoning County.  There was a change of venue for the trial and it was heard in Summit County.

 

BACKGROUND FACTS:

 

Name:                                     William J. Williams

 

Race:                                      African American

 

DOB:                                      11/09/56

 

Offense(s):                             Aggravated Murder (4 counts)

                                                Kidnapping (4 counts)

                                                Gun specifications

 

County of Crime:                        Mahoning

 

County of Commitment:            Summit

 

This advisory is being distributed in compliance with the DRC execution policy.  For further information, please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.