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Michael John Parrish's execution warrant signed by Governor Corbett

Parrish was setenced to death for shooting murders of his girlfriend and infant son

Governor signs execution warrant for Monroe County man

Execution is one step closer for a Monroe County man convicted of shooting his girlfriend and 19-month-old son to death in 2009.

Governor Tom Corbett signed an execution warrant for Michael John Parrish Monday.

Parrish, now 28, was sentenced to death in May 2012 for the murders of his girlfriend Victoria Marie Adams and their son Sidney Michael Parrish.

Adams and Sidney were found on the floor of a back bedroom of the apartment Adams and Parrish shared in Cresco with multiple gunshots wounds each on July 6, 2009.

Adams had tried to take Sidney with her to a family member's house and end her relationship with Parrish earlier that night.

Parrish had fled and was later apprehended by police in Somersworth, New Hampshire two days later.

He had initially pleaded guilty, then retracted, went to trial and was found guilty by a jury.

His execution is scheduled for October 14.

This is the thirty-sixth execution warrant the Governor Tom Corbett has signed.

An execution has not taken place in Pennsylvania since Gary Heidnik's lethal injection in 1999. Heidnik was given two death sentences for murdering two women he had imprisoned in his home.

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