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.




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.