Henry P. Fahy of Philadelphia was convicted of 1st-degree murder for the 1981 torture murder and rape of his girlfriend's 12-year-old niece, Nicoletta Casserta. Fahy was formally sentenced to die on Nov. 2, 1983.
Convicted of first-degree murder for the strangulation and sexual molestation of a 12-year-old boy. Fears who admitted in a videotaped confession that he molested Shawn Hagan of Hazelwood on June 18, 1994 in an area along the Monongahela River known as Duck Hollow. Hagan had gone expecting a day of fishing, swimming and playing on a rope swing with a couple of friends.
Anthony James Fiebiger
Fiebiger strangled to death his live-in girlfriend, Norma Parker, in 1989 and fatally stabbed 16-year-old Marcia Jones in 1982.
Sentenced on May 3, 1989, for killing Linda Rowden in 1980 because she gave information to police that might have implicated him in the murder of a drug witness.
Anthony Fletcher was convicted ofthe March 2, 1992 robbery and murder of Christopher Vaughn. At the time of the murder, Fletcher was a 36-year-old drug-dealer and former professional boxer. He shot Christopher once in the thigh and twice in the back. He had previous convictions for robbery, drug dealing and cocaine possession. In the 1989 robbery, the victim was a 14-year-old.
Fletcher, 38, was convicted of two first-degree murders in the February 2001 killings of David Otto and Kenneth Schofield. He was formally sentenced on August 22, 2002.
Convicted of killing Newtown Officer Brian S. Gregg in the emergency room of St. Mary Medical Center in Bucks County in 2006. Mr. Flor also wounded another officer and a hospital worker.
On June 17, 1998, Robert Freeman was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and possession of an instrument of crime in connection with the shotgun shooting deaths of 46-year old Mamie Shamsid-Din and 63-year old Dalton Johnson. Freeman was formally sentenced to death on June 19, 1998.
James Frey Jr.
Convicted in the 2004 Murder of his wife Debra. He shotDebra Frey twice while they sat in a car parked in a field outside Sunbury. He then shot himself in the chest, but survived the night and used a cell phone to call for help in the morning.
Bryan S. Galvin
Sentenced August 2007. He shot his friend Kristofer Kolesnik in the head in Reading, wrapped the body in a tarp and tried to transport the corpse in a van in January 2006.
Ronald Gibson aka Osiris Abu Ameer
Convicted of murdering an off-duty police officer and young woman in 1990
Thomas Gorby, formerly of Eighty Four and convicted in 1986 in the death of Drayton Spahr.
On November 11, 1992, 50-year-old Eleftherios Eleftheriou, the owner of a pizza shop, was robbed, beaten with a hammer and, while still alive, his body was cut into seven parts. William Gribble and Kelly O'Donnell were both sentenced to death in this horrific murder. They lured Eleftherios to a home they were staying in while the owner was gone on vacation. Eleftherios' head - missing one eye - and his arms were found first; the next day, his legs and torso, missing his penis, were found in a burning car.
Daniel Gwynn of Philadelphia received a death sentence on Nov. 6, 1995, for setting fire to a building in Philadelphia, killing Marsha Smith, who was trapped inside.
Sentenced on Sept. 25, 1987, for the murder of an alleged drug dealer in 1982. He shot Shillington resident Richard H. Good, 43, in the head.
Sentenced to Death for his part in the contract killing of a police officer's daughter.
Convicted of bludgeoning to death his wife Caroline and 14-year-old son Sean in June 2001.
Convicted of murdering Donald Johnson, the owner of a Coatesville coin-operated laundry,
In October 1994, Hall was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to die for senselessly murdering laundromat manager, Donald Johnson during a robbery. Hall was formally sentenced on November 7, 1994.
In June 2001, Hanible was sentenced to death for the street robbery and shooting of 74-year old Milton Wise, who “ran numbers” in Philadelphia. Hanible was also convicted of second-degree murder for killing Wise’s “numbers” partner, 30-year old Rodney Walters. Hanible was formally sentenced to death on June 13, 2001.
Sentenced to death for October 25, 1992, murder of Peter LaCourt after a dispute wheter a gold chain was genuine.
On May 23, 1982, the bodies of Joseph Gregg and Ernestine Dennis were found in Gregg's Philadelphia home. Both had received in excess of thirty stab wounds and Gregg's home had been set on fire. Several neighbors indicated that they had seen Hardcastle near Gregg's home around the time of the murders. An arrest warrant was issued and Hardcastle surrendered to the police on May 25. He was subsequently charged with burglary, two counts of arson, and two counts of murder.
Francis Bauer Harris
Harris was convicted in October 1997 and formally sentenced to death on Oct. 9, 1997. Harris killed Daryl Martin of Lancaster on Nov. 3, 1996.
Sentenced on Aug. 25, 1994, for killing his 14-year-old niece in 1989.
A crack-addicted prostitute from South Philadelphia, was sentenced to death in April 1992, for the 1990 claw-hammer killings of 2 customers who tried to short change her. The bodies of Nghia Guy Lu, 72, and Nairobe Dupont, 21, were discovered in their homes by relatives.
Holland broke into the home of a woman in 1984. He tied her up, raped her, and stabbed her repeatedly. The victim was 71 years old.
Date of crime: March 2004
Warrant Officer Joseph LeClaire, Jr. was killed during a shootout in Houser’s apartment. Two other officers survived their gunshot wounds. Houser fired 19 shots, having to stop at least once to reload. Houser claimed that the men didn’t identify themselves when they entered his apartment and fired in self-defense. Defense attorney also claimed that the murder weapon, which was not discovered until months later, was planted to bolster the case. Houser’s girlfriend, who was present at the crime, testified that the men were wearing badges when the entered. The first trial ended when the jury deadlocked. At second trial, jury only deliberated for 30 minutes.
William Howard Housman
Sentenced to death along with Beth Markman for plotting the death of his ex-girlfriend and luring her to his trailer to strangle her. Convicted on charges of murder, kidnapping and unlawful restraint in the October 2000 death of Leslie Rae White.
Melvin K. Howard
On September 27, 1987, during an altercation involving several men, Howard killed Clarence Woodlock by stabbing him with a knife sixteen times, first in the back,
then in the chest using both hands. Howard left the scene of the killing, stating that he was going home, and he subsequently fled to his mother’s residence in Georgia, where he was ultimately apprehended. Trial was conducted in September, 1989, and the jury returned verdicts of guilty on the charges of first degree murder.
Sentenced to death on 09/11/1989 for killing two McDonald's restaurant employees (Jean Reider, 41 and Charles P. Hegarty, 46) during a robbery.
Mr. Steve" did it. That was the conclusion of a jury that deliberated for about seven hours before convicting Steven "Mr. Steve" Hutchinson, then 32, of 1st-degree murder for fatally shooting Stephanie Coleman Epps, 41, daughter of former City Council President Joseph Coleman, on Sept. 16, 1997. Hutchinson showed no emotion as he was also found guilty of 2 counts of recklessly endangering the victim's two young children and of weapons offenses.
In 1992, a York County Court of Common Pleas jury convicted Jacobs of two counts of first degree murder for the slaying of his girlfriend, Tammy Mock, and their infant
daughter, Holly Jacobs. The victims’ bodies were found in the apartment where they had lived with the petitioner. Tammy Moc k had been stabbed over 200 time s and Holly Jacobs, who was seven months old, drowned in the bathtub.
Convicted and sentenced to Death for the April 6, 2008, fatal beating of 2-year-old Darisabel Baez, the daughter of his girlfriend. Sentenced to Death 11/16/09.
Philadelphia jury yesterday sentenced Kareem Johnson to death for the fatal shooting of a witness in a 2002 murder case. Johnson, 22, of North Philadelphia, was sentenced to life in prison in 2006 for the February 2004 shooting death of 10-year-old Faheem Thomas-Childs, who was hit by a stray bullet during a gun battle outside his school. A crossing guard was wounded.
Roderick Andre Johnson
Sentenced on Nov. 16, 1997, for drug-related murder of two cousins.
Was convicted of the first degree murder of John McDonald and of criminal conspiracy to commit murder, possession of an instrument of crime and recklessly endangering another person. He was sentenced to death on 05/17/1994.
Sentenced to Death in the August 18th 1990 Murder of Rival Drug Dealer Brian Kennedy.
In August 1982, Sylvester Williams (“Williams”) confronted Ernest Wright (“Wright”) in the courtyard of a housing project in Philadelphia. He demanded that Wright stop selling drugs in that location and took $200.00 from Wright. Williams later spoke with Isaiah Givens (“Givens”), who assured Williams that there would be no acts of reprisal from himself, Jones, or Portie Robertson (“Robertson”). Nevertheless, on the following day, Jones, accompanied by Givens and Robertson, entered the courtyard; each of the three men then began to fire their weapons at Williams who was near the steps of a building that fronted the courtyard. In total, the perpetrators fired approximately twenty shots towards Williams. Numerous people were also in the courtyard; two of them were killed by the gunshots and six others were seriously wounded. Williams was not hit. Jones, Givens, and Robertson fled but were soon apprehended by the police.The three defendants were tried jointly. The jury found Jones guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and six counts each of aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, and possessing an instrument of a crime. After finding two aggravating circumstances and no mitigating circumstances, the jury sentenced Jones to death for both murders.
On June 4, 1981, was convicted by a jury of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of arson endangering persons, and one count of arson endangering property. The convictions were based on an incident in which Appellant bound, gagged, and set fire to two victims in the basement of a house in Philadelphia. On June 6, 1985, a jury sentenced Appellant to death based on its finding of three aggravating circumstances that outweighed its finding of one mitigating circumstance.
Roger Judge was convicted of a 1984 double murder and sentenced to death, but escaped from prison in 1987 and fled to Canada. Roger Judge was extradited to Pennsylvania, where he faces execution for the shot-gun slayings of his former girlfriend and a young man as they sat on the porch of a home. Judge had petitioned the Canadian courts to allow him to remain in Canada on the ground that he would be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment -- the death penalty -- if returned to the United States. Canada has no death penalty and has a policy of not extraditing fugitives sentenced to death in other countries. But the Canadian courts have waived that policy in prior cases involving American citizens convicted in American courts. In 1998, a Quebec court denied Judge's request to remain in Canada. Judge was turned over to American authorities in Champlain, N.Y., near the Canadian border. Judge fatally shot Christopher Outterbridge, 18, and Tabatha Mitchell, 15, Judge's former girlfriend, as they sat on the front porch of Outterbridge's home, talking.
Update: United States District Judge Joyner of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Tossed Sentence on 3/13/09.