Mark Wayne Wiles was executed by the state of Ohio on April 18, 2012. Mark was pronounced dead at 10:42 am EST, inside the execution chamber at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Mansfield, Ohio. Mark was 49 years of age. He was executed for the murder of 15-year-old Mark Klima, the son of his employer at his employer’s horse farm in Rootstown, Ohio, on August 7, 1985. Wiles stabbed Klima 24 times with a kitchen knife before robbing the home. Wiles then fled the state.
Mark Wiles was abused during his childhood. He abused drugs and alcohol as an adult, but was not under their influence at the time of the crime. Twelve days prior to the murder, Mark received a head injury, which he was medicating. Mark had previously been arrested for burglary.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Mark Klima. Please pray for the family of Mark Wiles.