Governor Tom Corbett has signed the execution warrant for a man from the Poconos convicted of murdering his girlfriend and child.
In April of 2012 a jury in Monroe County decided Michael Parrish should be put to death after they found Parrish guilty of shooting and killing his girlfriend, Victoria Adams, and their 19-month-old son, Sidney Parrish. A judge formally sentenced Parrish to death the following month.
The killings happened at the couple’s home near Effort in July of 2009.
Investigators said Parrish was convinced Adams was cheating on him and that’s why he shot her.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections website, right now there are 184 inmates on death row in the commonwealth, 181 men and three women.
The last person to be executed in Pennsylvania was Gary Heidnik in 1999.