Gary Heidnik

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KYW Flashback: One Of Philadelphia’s Most Notorious Killers Put Behind Bars

In 1987, KYW Newsradio reported the arrest of a man who would turn out to be the most reviled serial killer in modern Philadelphia history.


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Lawyers Seek Clemency For Philadelphia Man Set To Be Executed Next Month

Attorneys for Terrance Williams, who is scheduled to be executed Oct. 3, have asked the governor for clemency.


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Execution Order Signed By Gov. Corbett in 1984 Philadelphia Robbery-Murder Case

But his attorney is seeking to halt the execution based on new allegations that his client was sexually abused by the victim.


Prosecutors In Pa. Seek Fewer Death Penalties Due To ‘Broken System’

Pennsylvania’s death row population is going down, dramatically, and people on both side of the debate over the death penalty say it is a symptom of a broken system.