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Small Town Reacts To Impending Execution

WEST ALEXANDRIA -- The man convicted of brutally raping and murdering a pregnant West Alexandria woman is scheduled to be executed Thursday. The crime happened almost 25 years ago, but the small village still vividly remembers the tragedy.

Sarah's Pizza and Subs in West Alexandria opened up shop 24 years ago, about the same time the small town experienced one of the most shocking crimes to occur on the town's quiet streets. In 1989, Dennis McGuire raped and fatally stabbed Joy Stewart. She was 22 years old, and eight months pregnant at the time.

"It's a tradegy. It's not something that happens here in West Alex. It's a small village where everybody knows everybody. You don't hear things like that happening very often," said Debi Ankron, who works at the pizza shop.

"It's a horrible story. I definitely support the death penalty in certain instances and this is one of them," agreed anther employee, Dale Spitler.

McGuire will be put to death by lethal injection Thursday with a new two-drug combination that's never been tried in the United States. As you can imagine, his impending execution has been the talk of the town.

"I think he deserves it. He had no consideration for her life or her unborn baby's life. I'm all for it," said Ankron.

ABC 22/FOX 45 will be in Lucasville on Thursday to witness the execution. We'll have a full report on ABC 22 News at 6 and FOX 45 News at 6:30.

 
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