Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Families differ over execution merit

Husband says killer’s death didn’t bring relief.

By Josh Sweigart

Staff Writer

Joe Byrne had waited 18 years to see the man who had raped and killed his wife in Beavercreek put to death. His wait ended in April 2003.

“David Brewer had to die,” Byrne said the day of the execution. “He deserved nothing less than death.”

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