Execution notices signed for three convicted murderers in Pennsylvania
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.