Man convicted in 1993 Phila. officer murder to be executed

February 28, 2013 3:49:45 PM PST
The man convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer 20 years ago is now one step closer to dying for his crime.

Governor Tom Corbett signed the execution warrant today for Borgela Philistin.

Philistin killed Officer Robert Hayes during a traffic stop back in 1993.

Hayes' partner, John Marynowitz, was also shot and paralyzed.

Philistin will die by lethal injection.

A date for his execution has not been set.

Pennsylvania has not executed anyone since 1999.


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