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Monday, February 17, 2020

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Tree Planting Ceremony Held by Anti Death Penalty Activists
By: Liz Foreman
    People who oppose the death penalty caravanned to St. Anthony Shrine on Colerain Avenue Monday morning for a tree planting ceremony.
    Dozens of people attended the ceremony in memory of loved ones who have been killed.
    Two of the women there were the sister and mother of John Byrd, Jr., who died by lethal injection on Ohio’s death row.
    “Only God has the right to take a life,” said Kim Hamer, John Byrd’s sister.
    Byrd was put to death more than a year ago for the murder of convenience store clerk Monte Tewksberry.