Dead man talking

HURON Former Huron resident Christopher Newton sits on death row at the Mansfield Correctional Insti
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

HURON

Former Huron resident Christopher Newton sits on death row at the Mansfield Correctional Institution impatiently waiting to die.

The murder he was convicted of committing is so heinous it chills the blood. That is why he wants to be executed as soon as possible.

Newton, 37, is past due to be lethally injected and wrapped in a body bag. He was scheduled to die Feb. 27, but Gov. Ted Strickland granted him and two other death row inmates reprieves to allow for a review their cases.

Newton is on death row for the November 2001 murder of Jason Brewer, his cell mate at Mansfield. It was a murder fit for the cannibalistic movie character Hannibal Lecter.

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