A. Romano (left) and his father, Fred J. Romano, plan to stand
outside Maryland's death row on the night of the execution. The
younger man has created a pro-death penalty Web site.
(Sun photo by Lloyd Fox / June 7,
Betty Romano, whose daughter was
killed by Steven Oken, walks past Oken's lead attorney,
Fred Bennett, after the execution. "The system has failed," Bennett
(Michael Lutzky -- The Washington Post)
Fred A. Romano (center), brother of murder victim
Dawn Marie Garvin, and other supporters cheer as prison officials
announce that Steven Oken had been executed. Oken, convicted in the
deaths of three women, died at 9:18 p.m. last night.
photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / June 17, 2004)
Newlywed Dawn Marie Garvin was
raped and killed on November 1, 1987.
Oken sexually assaulted and murdered his sister-in-law,
Patricia Hirt, at his Maryland home.
Oken sexually assaulted and murdered Lori E. Ward, the 25-year-old
at his Kittery, Maine hotel on November 16, 1987