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Execution warrant signed for 1996 murder in Carlisle

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 11, 2015 1:58 AM
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(Harrisburg) --  Pennsylvania's prisons chief has scheduled the execution of another condemned prisoner, but it's unlikely to be carried out. 

Corrections Secretary John Wetzel signed an execution notice after the governor failed to act in the allotted time frame. 

Antyane Robinson is slated to die by lethal injection December 18.

It's the only execution currently scheduled. 

The 46-year-old Robinson, formerly of Maryland, was sentenced to death for the 1996 murder of his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend, Rashawn Bass, in Carlisle.

The woman was critically wounded.  

Governor Tom Wolf has vowed to block any executions until the recommendations of a special panel studying capital punishment are addressed. 

Fifteen executions have been scheduled since Wolf took office in January.

Wolf stopped four by issuing temporary reprieves and judges have issued stays to block 11 other executions.  

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