Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                                                             

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                September 18, 2002

Execution of Robert A. Buell

(Columbus) The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) has scheduled the execution of Robert Buell (#A177-711) for Wednesday, September 25, 2002.  Buell is scheduled to be executed at 10:00 a.m. by lethal injection at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio. 

Buell was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 aggravated murder of Krista Lee Harrison, age 11, in Wayne County, Ohio.

Background Information:

Name:                                                 Robert A. Buell

Race:                                                 Caucasian

Date of Birth:                          9/10/40

Committing Counties:                     Wayne and Summit

Age at Commitment:                       43

Date of Commitment:                     2/3/84

Offenses:                                  Firearms (16 counts)

                                                Consecutive with (cs/w) Kidnapping (2 counts)

                                                Cs/w Felonious Sexual Penetration (3 counts)

                                                Cs/w Felonious Assault (3 counts)

                                                Cs/w Rape (2 counts)

                                                Cs/w Felonious Sexual Penetration (2 counts)

                                                Cs/w Gross Sexual Imposition (2 counts)

                                                Cs/w Felonious Assault (1 count)

                                                Concurrent with (cc/w) Aggravated Murder (1 count)

                                                Cc/w Kidnapping (3 counts)

                                                Cs/w Felonious Sexual Penetration (3 counts)

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