Punxsutawney man wants review of his convction, death sentence

Share with others:

Print Email Read Later

A Punxsutawney man who faces execution Jan. 28 for a 2000 murder filed a federal motion for a stay of execution today.

Robert Gene Rega, 47, killed night watchman Christopher Lauth during a robbery at a the Gateway Lodge in Cooksburg. Rega was trying to steal money to buy Christmas presents.

Convicted in 2002, he was the subject of a death warrant signed by Gov. Ed Rendell, and then another signed by Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday.

Rega, now at the State Correctional Institution Greene, seeks federal habeas corpus review of his conviction and death sentence.


Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord.

Join the conversation:

Commenting policy | How to report abuse
To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.
Commenting policy | How to report abuse


Create a free PG account.
Already have an account?