HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett has signed an execution warrant for a man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2007 shooting death of an off-duty Philadelphia police officer.
Twenty-seven-year-old Lewis Jordan was sentenced to death by a Philadelphia jury in 2009. He was convicted of fatally shooting 54-year-old police Officer Chuck Cassidy when the off-duty officer interrupted Jordan's robbery of a Dunkin' Donuts.
The death warrant signed Monday by Corbett sets the execution for June 18, though that is likely to be delayed by appeals.
Gary Heidnik was the last person executed in Pennsylvania in 1999, after he voluntarily ended his appeals.
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The rest of the holiday weekend continues to look warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase late Sunday and Labor Day.
The heat and humidity will continue to expand Sunday into Labor Day. There is a risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms both day. Best chance will be in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday (88/69): Clouds/Storm
Monday (90/71): Clouds/Storm
Tuesday (92/72): Clouds/Storm
Police release surveillance video of a man being shot and robbed of $70,000 in the parking lot of a supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia.
Authorities say a teenager drowned while reportedly trying to retrieve a soccer ball from a recreational reservoir in southeastern Pennsylvania.