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John William Byrd Jr. was born on 18 December, 1963 in Ohio, United States. Discover John William Byrd Jr.'s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 39 years old?

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Age 39 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 18 December 1963
Birthday 18 December
Birthplace Ohio, United States
Date of death February 19, 2002,
Died Place Lucasville, Ohio, United States
Nationality United States

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The 6th Circuit endorsed the magistrate's 171-page report of the week-long evidentiary hearing and rejected the habeas claim.


What you are witnessing, for whosoever is here for this state-sanctioned murder, a cowardice way of hiding behind the state seal – you don't know what you're doing.


Taft's decision was delayed by the last-minute habeas corpus decision and it would be seven months before he would weigh in on the issue. On February 16, 2002, Taft accepted the Board's recommendation and denied clemency.


Brewer and Woodall were separately tried and convicted of aggravated murder and three counts of aggravated robbery. They were both sentenced to life terms. Woodall died of cancer in prison on April 8, 2001.

On August 23, 2001, the Ohio Parole Board, by a vote of 10–1 rejected Byrd's request for a positive clemency recommendation and urged Governor Bob Taft not to grant executive clemency. The board rejected Byrd's innocence claim, finding that John Brewer's post-trial confession that he, and not Byrd, was Tewksbury's killer "lacks any credibility whatsoever".

Ironically, Byrd's lengthy appeals process thwarted his wish to bring the graphic nature of the death penalty home to Ohioans. He originally had chosen to be executed in the electric chair because he said he had no desire to be "euthanized like a dog", but a court-ordered postponement of his scheduled execution in September 2001 allowed the Ohio General Assembly to pass a bill making lethal injection Ohio's sole means of execution.


Subsequent appeals to the state and federal appellate courts on a number of other issues and review by the United States Supreme Court were ultimately unsuccessful, although they did postpone the execution. On March 15, 1995, Byrd came within 45 minutes of execution before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overruled Ohio Supreme Court's decision to allow the state to carry out the sentence. In all, Byrd's case was reviewed on appeal more than 10 times at the state level and a dozen times in federal courts. During his 18 years of appeals, Byrd's case was examined by more than 70 judges and Supreme Court justices.


Byrd's appeals were based heavily on statements made by Brewer after he was convicted and sentenced to at least 41 years in prison. In his direct appeal, Byrd claimed that he was "actually innocent" of the murder of Monte Tewksbury arguing that he was not the principal offender in Tewksbury's murder; instead, Brewer was the one who stabbed Tewksbury. Byrd supported his claim with two affidavits executed by Brewer on May 16, 1989, and January 24, 2001, respectively.

After being convicted and sentenced to prison, John Brewer was visited several times by Byrd's attorney at the time. One such visit, on May 16, 1989, nearly six years after his conviction, resulted in Brewer's executing an affidavit. The Ohio Public Defender's Office, which represented Byrd during his appeals, withheld the affidavits through much of the appellate process gambling that Byrd would eventually win a retrial. The affidavits from Brewer clearly place Byrd at the scene of the crime, a difficult fact to overcome in trial.


On the evening of April 17, 1983, Monte Tewksbury, 40, was working alone as the night clerk at a convenience store in Hamilton County, Ohio. Tewksbury was married and a father of three children. He worked full-time for Procter & Gamble, and moonlighted at the store as a second job to help provide for his family.

Sharon quickly arrived at the scene and held her dying husband in her arms as he repeated his statements. Tewksbury was transported to a hospital, and while en route, made statements to the effect that he did not understand why he had been stabbed, because he had been cooperative and had complied with the robbers' requests. He also said "Thank God I didn't see it coming", which supports the conclusion that his back was to his assailants when he was stabbed. Almost immediately after he was taken into the emergency room, Tewksbury's heart failed and he was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m. on April 18, 1983.

On the basis of this evidence, Byrd, Brewer, and Woodall were arrested. In an indictment returned on May 26, 1983, the three were charged with aggravated murder and three counts of aggravated robbery. Byrd also was charged with two death penalty specifications: That he was the "principal offender" who committed the aggravated murder of Monte Tewksbury while committing or attempting to commit the aggravated robbery of the convenience store, as well as the aggravated robbery of Monte Tewksbury himself.

The three were held at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. When Brewer was interviewed at 7:16 am on April 18, 1983, he stated that he and his friends, Byrd and Woodall, had borrowed the red van, that they were in sole possession of the van from the time they borrowed it until they were apprehended, that at no time during the interim did they have any other persons with them or let anyone out of the van, and that they and only they had been in the van while it was in their possession.

John Brewer was tried in August 1983, and testified in his own defense. On direct examination, Brewer denied ever participating in the killing or injury of anyone, and he testified that the statement he gave to detectives was true to the best of his recollection.

Byrd was found guilty of aggravated murder with death penalty specifications. The jury recommended capital punishment and he was sentenced to death on August 19, 1983.

At the evidentiary hearing, Brewer denied ever saying that John Byrd was Tewksbury's actual killer. However, he was confronted with an intake screening form dated August 23, 1983, in which he stated "my buddy killed this guy..."


The third execution since Ohio reintroduced the death penalty in 1981, Byrd's case was by far the most contentious capital case of the first three. His execution remains as controversial today as it was in 2002.


John William Byrd Jr. (December 18, 1963 – February 19, 2002) was executed by lethal injection for the murder of convenience store clerk Monte Tewksbury. Byrd, who protested his innocence up until his execution had spent 18 years and 6 months on Ohio's death row.