Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Convict's last meal: chicken, apple pie



The Associated Press

LUCASVILLE - David Brewer ordered fried chicken, a baked potato, macaroni and cheese, corn, apple pie and root beer for his last meal Monday night.

This morning, he will be put to death by chemical injection at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility for the death 18 years ago of a young Springdale woman.

Sherry Byrne was 21 when Brewer lured her to a Sharonville motel, then sexually assaulted and beat her, abducted her and, finally, stabbed her to death on a rural Greene County road. She had just married one of Brewer's fraternity brothers.

Brewer, now 44, was taken Monday to Lucasville. On Friday, Gov. Bob Taft denied Brewer's request for clemency. Defense attorneys had argued that Brewer deserved mercy because he had no criminal record before the slaying and has been a model prisoner.

No more appeals were planned.

Monday story:
Victim's mother will witness execution




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