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Corbett Signs Five Execution WarrantsThey are the 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th and 48th execution warrants Corbett has signed since taking office.January 14, 2015 Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday signed execution warrants for five convicted murders.They are the 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th and 48th execution warrants Corbett has signed since taking office, the Governor's Office said.According to the Governor's Office, the five men for whom Corbett signed execution warrants are:Terrance Williams, who was convicted in Philadelphia County Court of first-degree murder for the beating death of Amos Norwood during a robbery on June 11, 1984.Kenneth Hairston, who was convicted in Allegheny County Court of two counts of first-degree murder for beating to death with a sledgehammer his wife, Katherine, and their teenage autistic son, Sean, on June 11, 2001.Alfonso Sanchez, who was convicted in Bucks County Court of two counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of Lisa Diaz and Mendez Thomas on Oct. 16, 2007. Sanchez received a death sentence for the murder of Ms. Diaz and a life sentence for the murder of Mr. Thomas.Robert Diamond, who was convicted in Bucks County Court of two counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of Angel Guadalupe and Reginald Woodson Aug. 1, 2008.Kevin Mattison, who was convicted in York County Court of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Christian Agosto during a robbery on Dec. 9, 2008.Pennsylvania executes people by lethal injection. Though Corbett has signed 48 execution warrants while in office, Pennsylvania has not executed anyone since 1999, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections said, when Gary Heidnik was executed for the murders of Deborah Dudley and Sandra Lindsay. Heidnik is one of only three people executed in Pennsylvania since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.http://patch.com/pennsylvania/phoenixville/corbett-signs-five-execution-warrants-0
In a statement released Friday, Wolf said the state's current death penalty is "a flawed system that has been proven to be an endless cycle of court proceedings as well as ineffective, unjust and expensive."Then why not limiting the endless appeals and wait decades, I think any real doubt or new evidence will come up in 10 years or so, after that there should be a X asap