Killer Biros orders special meal as execution looms

COLUMBUS — Kenneth Biros was resting on the bed, eyes closed, in his cell at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility at midday, less than 24 hours before his scheduled execution Tuesday.

The convicted killer ordered a special meal, to be served late this afternoon, that includes cheese pizza with extra cheese, onions, mushrooms and green peppers; onion rings; fried mushrooms; and tortilla chips with French onion dip.

Additionally, he requested blueberry ice cream, cherry pie, Dr. Pepper soft drink and ketchup.

Witnesses slated to watch Biros' execution Tuesday include Mary Jane Heiss (mother of murder victim Tami Engstrom); Tom Heiss (brother of the victim); and Debi Heiss (sister of the victim). Trumbull County Sheriff Thomas Altiere will serve as a law enforcement witness.

Biros' witnesses include attorney John Parker and friends/ministers of record Eric Weinberg and Bradley Butters.

Six media outlets will have representatives in the witness room, as well.

For details, read Tuesday's Vindicator or watch Vindy.com.

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