Governor Corbett Signs Three Execution Warrants

Governor Tom Corbett has signed three execution warrants for prisoners sitting on death row. Darien Houser, John J. Koehler Jr. and Willie Clayton are scheduled to be executed on July 24th, 25th and 26th respectively. Houser and Clayton are from Philly. Houser was convicted of shooting and killing a warrant officer attempting to serve him a warrant for not showing up to court while on trial for rape. Clayton was convicted of robbing and killing two suspected drug dealers on separate occasions to gain more influence over the drug trade in Philly. [Sacramento Bee]