The 44-year-old rapper has been on death row for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer on January 2, 1996. C along with another legendary rapper Steady B, and another local rapper, Mark Canty, attempted a bank robbery that left Lauretha Vaird dead. Vaird represented the first Black female officer killed in the line of duty.
Cool C’s date of execution is January 8th, AllHipHop has confirmed. Gov. Corbett signed the execution warrant on Friday.
The rapper, real name Christopher Roney, has always maintained his innocence in the case.
He had a hit record in the 80′s called “The Glamorous Life.”