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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Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.