OTSE MEDIA ADVISORY
May 19, 2015
MAN WITNESSED EXECUTION OF WIFE’S KILLER, NOW SAYS IT DIDN’T HELP
Joe Byrne to Discuss Real Needs of Victim’s Families
Press Availability at Statehouse & Cincinnati Area May 26 & 27
Columbus – Joe Byrne, who supported, waited for and ultimately witnessed the execution of David Brewer in Ohio 18 years after the 1985 murder of Joe’s wife Sherry, will speak about how that execution impacted his life and why he now opposes the death penalty. Byrne is in Ohio to speak at an OTSE “Voices of Experience” event near Cincinnati and will address the opportunity in Ohio to improve services and resources available to meet the real needs of homicide survivors in Ohio.
Byrne is available to meet with reporters or participate in public policy discussion programs in Columbus the morning of May 26th and the afternoon of May 27th.
Byrne is available to meet with reporters or participate in public policy discussion programs in Cincinnati the afternoon of May 26th and the morning of May 27th.
Contact Abraham Bonowitz firstname.lastname@example.org/561-371-5204 to schedule a time to meet with Mr. Byrne.
BACKGROUND: Section six of Substitute HB 663, passed in December 2014 by the 130th General Assembly, enacts recommendation 19 of the Supreme Court Joint Task Force on the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty. The legislation establishes a joint committee “…to study the manner in which families of homicide victims in this state can best be supported by government programs, social service entities, and charitable organizations…” To-date this joint committee has not been appointed.
EVENT ANNOUNCENT: See Flier
WHO: Judge James A. Brogan, Terry J. Collins, Derrick Jamison & Joe Byrne
WHAT: “Voices of Experience”
WHEN: 7pm to 9pm, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
WHERE: St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 5720 Hamilton Mason Rd, Liberty Township