A federal judge has stayed the execution of a suburban Philadelphia man who was scheduled to be put to death next week.
U.S. District Judge Franklin S. Van Antwerpen's stay, issued Feb. 10, allows Robert Fisher, 56, to pursue further appeals. No new execution date was set, but Van Antwerpen said Fisher's petition must be filed by Dec. 3.

Fisher's execution warrant, dated Feb. 5, was the first signed by Gov. Ed Rendell, a former prosecutor who helped to write Pennsylvania's death penalty law.... (From NEPA News March 24, 2003)


Montco killer's execution stayed by federal judge

A federal judge has stayed the execution of a Montgomery County man who was scheduled to be put to death next week.

The stay, issued Feb. 10 by U.S. District Judge Franklin S. Van Antwerpen, allows Robert Fisher, 56, to pursue further appeals. No new execution date was set, but the judge said Fisher's petition must be filed by Dec. 3.

Fisher's execution warrant, dated Feb. 5, was the first signed by Gov. Rendell... (From Philadelphia Daily News)

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