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Execution warrant for former Philadelphia rapper Christopher 'Cool C' Roney was signed by Pennsylvania Governor yesterday.
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Posted by Dave
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1/12/2006 11:20:33 AM

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The former member of 'The Hilltop Hustlers' is set to die by lethal injection on March 9. He is currently an inmate at Pennsylvania's State Correctional Institute at Greene.

Roney was found guilty of first-degree murder in October 1996 after the killing of Philadelphia police officer and nine-year veteran Layretha Vaird during a botched bank robbery involving rap partner Warren 'Steady B' McGlone and a third man in January of that year.

Vaird was Philadelphia's first female officer ever killed in the line of duty.

The sentence was affirmed by the state's Supreme Court a year ago, and a subsequent plea to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied in October 2005.

Roney helped put Philly rappers on the map with singles such as "Juice Crew Dis" (which was later used by Philadephia rappers Beanie Sigel & Peedi Crack on 'When You Hear'), as well as 1989's hit single, "Glamorous Life."

As a rapper, Roney released two albums, 1989's I Gotta Habit and 1990’s Life in the Ghetto.
In 1993, he joined Steady B and Ultimate Eaze to form the group C.E.B. and released the album Countin' Endless Bank in 1993 on Ruffhouse Records.

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