- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - In a story April 28 about an execution warrant for the killer of a Philadelphia police officer, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the officer was off duty when he was shot. He was on duty at the time.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Corbett signs death warrant in Philly police death

Corbett signs death warrant for man convicted in killing of Philly police officer

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 a 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 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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