A cop killer once more had his demise sentence upheld.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday upheld the sentence for Robert Anthony Flor, 54, previously of Bedminster Township, who shot Newtown Borough police officer Brian S. Gregg useless in 2005 whereas at St. Mary Medical Middle in Middletown Township.
Gregg was born in Bristol and raised in Levittown.
Flor has tried to reduce his sentence quite a few occasions since pleading responsible to the homicide in 2006. His argument has been that he has mental disabilities and a U.S. Supreme Courtroom determination dominated that intellectually disabled persons are ineligible for the demise penalty. He additionally has argued there was prosecutorial misconduct and his counsel was not efficient.
Three psychological well being consultants placed on the document by Flor concluded that he suffered from a number of psychological diseases, together with main depressive dysfunction and persona change as a consequence of mind injury.
Prosecutors argued that Flor’s complaints had been meritless.
The vast majority of state supreme courtroom justices dominated in opposition to Flor’s arguments Wednesday and stated they had been baseless.
Flor, a Falls Township native, took the gun from Newtown Borough patrolman James Warunek after being was taken to the Middletown Township hospital following his arrest for DUI and punching his girlfriend. Gregg, Warunek and hospital worker Joseph Epp had been all shot within the 2005 violence. A big manhunt ensued after and Flor was discovered hiding in a automotive on the hospital grounds.
“Robert Flor was convicted of killing police officer Brian Gregg, capturing police Officer James Warunek, and capturing hospital worker Joseph Epp in 2006 and has been attempting to get off of demise row ever since,” District Lawyer Matt Weintraub stated in an announcement. “All he presents are excuses. We are going to meet him at each try he makes to evade his demise sentence, which he earned.”