Execution notices signed for three convicted murderers in Pennsylvania

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Christopher Johnson

HARRISBURG, Pa.–Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel on Wednesday signed Notices of Execution for the following inmates:
Inmate Name                         Date of Execution     County of Conviction

Thomas Meadows                  March 15, 2016           Montgomery

Jeffrey Martin                          March 16, 2016           Greene

Christopher Johnson               March 18, 2016           Adams

The law provides that when the governor does not sign a warrant of execution within the specified time period, the secretary of corrections has 30 days within which to issue a notice of execution, according to a Department of Corrections news release.

Johnson, 32, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death for the 2010 murder of Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove.

Johnson shot Grove while the wildlife officer was investigating a deer poaching incident in a rural area of Adams County.

Grove was the first Pennsylvania game warden killed in the line of duty in 95 years, and more than 1,000 mourners attended his funeral.