David M. Brewer

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David M. Brewer
David Brewer.jpg
Mug shot of David M. Brewer
Born (1959-04-22)April 22, 1959
Middletown, Ohio, U.S.
Died April 29, 2003(2003-04-29) (aged 44)
Lucasville, Ohio, U.S.
Criminal penalty Death sentence
Criminal status Executed
Spouse(s) Kathy Brewer
Conviction(s) Aggravated murder

David M. Brewer (April 22, 1959 – April 29, 2003) was the ninth person executed by the state of Ohio since it reinstated the death penalty in 1981. Brewer died by lethal injection on April 29, 2003, after spending 17 years and six months on death row. He was convicted of the 1985 murder of 21-year-old Sherry Byrne, the wife of a college fraternity brother.

After his indictment by a grand jury, Brewer waived his right to a jury and elected to be tried by a three-judge panel. He was found guilty on September 19, 1985, and sentenced to death in October 1985. His subsequent appeals at the state and federal levels were unsuccessful, as was his request for executive clemency.

At 10:00 AM on April 29, 2003, Brewer was led into the execution chamber at the state prison in Lucasville, Ohio. He was declared dead at 10:20 AM.

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General references[edit]

  • Clark Prosecutor
  • "Ohio's Seventh Execution Since 1999; Killer Offers No Final Apology" Columbus Dispatch (Ohio). April 30, 2003
  • State v. Brewer, 1996 Ohio App. LEXIS 2517
  • State v. Brewer, 1988 Ohio App. LEXIS 3492
  • 2005 Capital Crimes Report (PDF) Office of the Ohio Attorney General.

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