A Kunkletown man convicted of murdering 2 men in Polk Township in 2001 is scheduled to be put to death on July 27 after Gov. Ed Rendell signed an execution warrant Tuesday.
Manuel Sepulveda, 27, is 1 of 2 Pennsylvania death row inmates scheduled to die by lethal injection in July. Mark Spotz of Schuylkill County, sentenced for kidnapping, robbing and killing a woman in 1995, is slated for July 25.
Sepulveda's execution would be Pennsylvania's 4th since 1978, when the death penalty came back into law in the state, according to the state Department of Corrections. Sepulveda would be the 1st Monroe County resident, at least in recent history, to be executed.