Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Governor Corbett Signs Death Warrant for Cop Killer

Governor Tom Corbett recently signed an execution warrant for Robert Anthony Flor, who was sentenced to death for killing a Bucks County policeman.

Flor, formerly of Bedminster, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in October 2006 for the shooting death of Officer Brian Gregg, 46, of the Newtown Borough Police Department. A jury sentenced Flor to death the following month.

On the night of Sept. 29, 2005, police took Flor into custody for suspected drunken driving. Flor grabbed another policeman's weapon and started shooting, wounding two others and killing Officer Gregg.

Flor is a prisoner at the State Correctional Institution at Greene. His execution by lethal injection is scheduled for September 29, 2011.

The warrant signed by Corbett's is the fifth execution warrant singed by the governor since January. There have been only three executions in Pennsylvania since 1978. All three inmates volunteered to be executed.

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