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Gangsta Rapper Cool C Set To Be Executed By Lethal Injection For Murder Of Philly Cop

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Rapper Cool C, who tried to live up to his “Glamorous Life” single by robbing a Philadelphia bank and gunning down a cop, had his death warrant signed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Christopher Roney, aka Cool C, was convicted of first-degree murder after shooting Philadelphia Police Officer Lauretha Vaird, 43, a nine-year veteran who responded to a 1996 heist at PNC Bank on Rising Sun Ave.

Corbett announced he signed the warrant Friday and Roney, 44, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Jan. 8 at the State Correctional Institution-Greene.

Vaird, a single mother of two, was shot in the abdomen as Roney, Ernest Canty and Warren McGlone tried to rob the bank as it opened at 8:20 a.m. on Jan. 2, 1996.

His mother testified that she was making Roney breakfast at home when the robbery took place, but the conviction was upheld on appeal in 2005, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Police officers weep at the casket of slain policewoman Lauretha Vaird in north Philadelphia. Vaird was shot and killed in the line of duty when she responded to a bank robbery on Jan. 2, 1996.
Cool C, who released two albums, “I Gotta Habit” and “Life in the Ghetto,” was known for his gold chains, aviator sunglasses and hundred dollar bills.

His last release, “Countin’ Endless Bank,” was part of the group C.E.B., a 1993 collaboration with McGlone, aka Steady B.

McGlone and Canty are serving life in prison.

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