Gov. Corbett signs his first death warrants

Tom Corbett accompanied by his wife Susan holding a Bible once owned by William Penn, takes the oath of office from Pennsylvania Supreme Court's chief justice, Ronald Castille, not pictured, to become the 46th governor of Pennsylvania at the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

February 9, 2011 6:34:03 AM PST
Tom Corbett has signed his first execution warrants as Pennsylvania's governor.

Corbett's office said he signed warrants Wednesday for convicted murderers Dennis C. Reed of Lawrence County and Aquil Bond of Philadelphia.

Reed, 39, who is in the state prison in Greene, was convicted in February 2008 in the fatal shooting of Wendy Miller in December 2001. His execution is set for April 5.

Bond, 32, who is in Graterford state prison, was convicted in May 2005 in the shooting death of Rasheed Grant in December 2002. He is scheduled to be executed on April 7.

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