John Stojetz was sentenced to death by the State of Ohio for a prison murder. According to court documents John Stojetz would stab a fellow inmates multiple times causing his death. Authorities believe the murder was related to race. John Stojetz was convicted and sentenced to death.
John Stojetz 2021 Information
Gender Male Race White
Admission Date 03/16/1992
Institution Chillicothe Correctional Institution
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The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled an execution nearly five years in the future for a man convicted of a 1996 killing.
Death row inmate John Stojetz (STOH’-yets), who is white, was convicted of fatally stabbing 17-year-old Damico Watkins, who was black, at Madison Correctional Institution on April 25, 1996, in what authorities called a race-related slaying.
Madison County Prosecutor Stephen Pronai (proh-NEYE’) argued Stojetz has exhausted all his legal options and is also not part of a bigger lawsuit challenging Ohio’s lethal injection method.
Defense attorney Michael Benza has said that setting a date now serves no purpose for the criminal justice system, the families involved or Stojetz.
The Supreme Court on Friday set an execution date of March 14, 2024.