Execution Warrant Signed for Local Man

By WTAJ News

Published 02/21 2014 10:42AM

Updated 02/21 2014 10:50AM

Stephen Rex Edmiston
Stephen Rex Edmiston
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY – Governor Corbett signed an execution warrant for a Cambria County man Thursday, the 31st such warrant during his term.

Stephen Rex Edmiston was convicted of raping and murdering two-year-old Bobbi Jo Matthew in October 1988. He admitted to the crime and told police where to find her body.

Edmiston, now 55-year-old, was sentenced to death in November 1989.

Governor Corbett has signed 31 execution warrants during his term, and none have gone through. The last execution was carried out in Pennsylvania in 1999.

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