Rapper Cool C, best known for his 1989 smash, “The Glamorous Life,” was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Thursday, January 8, but his life will be spared thanks to an emergency stay of execution.
In December, Judge L. Felipe Restrepo granted the rapper, born Christopher Roney, his second stay of execution.
Roney, 44, was convicted of first-degree murder and robbery in the early morning holdup of the PNC Bank at 4710 Rising Sun Ave. on Jan. 2, 1996. Vaird, a nine-year veteran of the force and a single mother of two sons, was the first officer on the scene. The 43-year-old officer was fatally shot once in the abdomen as she walked into the bank.
Eyewitness statements and identifications led to Roney’s arrest and subsequent charges, according to a statement from the governor’s office. Two other men (Steady B and Mark Canty) were convicted of second-degree murder in the case.
19 year later, Cool C still maintains his innocence and says his mother claims he was at home cooking breakfast at the time of the bank robbery.
Cool C was granted his first stay of execution in 2006.