Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

 

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release                                                                      May 17, 2007

 

 

EXECUTION SCHEDULED FOR INMATE CHRISTOPHER NEWTON

 

(Columbus)--- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has confirmed that inmate Christopher Newton, A378-452, is scheduled for execution on Thursday, May 24, 2007. The Ohio Revised Code mandates lethal injection as the manner of execution.

 

Newton was convicted and sentenced to death for the 2001 Aggravated Murder of Jason Brewer, in Richland County, Ohio.

 

Background Facts:

 

 

Name:                                                Christopher Newton

 

Race:                                                 Caucasian

 

Date of Birth:                                     11/13/1969

 

Offenses:                                          Burglary                              4 years

                                                            Att. Agg. Burglary              5-15 years

                                                            Att. Escape                          1 year

                                                            Agg. Murder                        Death

 

County of Commitment:               Richland

 

This execution could be delayed if there are any legal actions pending.

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