Reginald Brooks, Ohio


November 15, 2011

Reginald Brooks was executed by the state of Ohio on November 15, 2011. Reginald was pronounced dead at 2:04 pm EST, inside the execution chamber at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Mansfield, Ohio. Reginald was 66 years of age. He was executed for the murder of this three sons, 17-year-old Reginald Brooks, Jr., 15-year-old Vaughn Brooks, and 11-year-old Niarchos Brooks, on March 6, 1982, in their Cleveland, Ohio home. The murder, which was planned, occurred two days after Reginald’s wife served him with divorce papers. Reginald spent the last 28 years of his life on Ohio’s death row.

Reginald allegedly suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, which he claims led to the murders. Reginald quit his job in 1976, causing stress and tension in his family to rise. It was later discovered that Reginald had stolen items from his family and pawned them. He also became violent with his family.

Please pray for peace and healing for the Brooks family.


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