Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        October 20, 2006



Death Row Inmate John Spirko Receives a Reprieve

(Columbus) The previously scheduled execution date of November 29, 2006 for Death Row inmate John Spirko has been changed.  Today inmate Spirko received a reprieve from execution until April 17, 2007 from Governor Bob Taft.  Inmate Spirko will remain incarcerated at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown. 

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