Saturday, July 24, 2010

Rendell Signs Two Execution Warrants

Governor Edward G. Rendell yesterday signed execution warrants for Anthony J. Dick, age 46, and Brentt Michael Sherwood, age 31. Both men are incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution at Greene.

Dick was sentenced in August 2007 after pleading guilty to murdering his 19-month son and four-year-old stepson in January 2006 in Columbia County. His execution date is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14.

Sherwood was sentenced to death in May 2007 for brutally beating his 4-year-old stepdaughter to death in December 2004. He is scheduled to be executed on Thursday, September 16.

Governor Rendell has signed 110 execution warrants. None of those offenders have been executed.

There are currently 231 prisoners on Death Row in Pennsylvania. Only three men have been executed in Pennsylvania during the modern era of the death penalty. All three waived their appeal rights and asked to be executed.

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