January 18, 2017
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, today signed Notices of Execution for the execution of the following four inmates:
Name Date of Execution
Aric Shayne Woodard March 4, 2017
Patrick Ray Haney March 6, 2017
Richard Andrew Poplawski March 3, 2017
Wayne A. Smith March 2, 2017
The law provides that when the governor does not sign a warrant of execution within the specified time period, the secretary of corrections has 30 days within which to issue a notice of execution.