Gary W. Otte is scheduled to be executed at 10 am EDT on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio. Forty-five-year-old Gary is convicted of the murder of 61-year-old Robert Wasilkowski on February 12, 1992, and for the murder of 45-year-old Sharon Kostura on February 21, 1992, both in Parma, Ohio. Gary has spent the last 24 years of his life on Ohio’s death row.
We offer our prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Robert Wasikowski and Sharon Kostura. We pray for Mr. Otte and his family and friends. We pray for governor Kasich and all who must participate in our state executions. We look forward to the day when the death penalty is only remembered as part of Ohio’s history.
Letter to Governor Kasich asking for clemency