Junius Burno Pennsylvania Death Row

Junius Burno

Junius Burno was sentenced to death by the State of Pennsylvania for a double murder. According to court documents Junius Burno was planning to rob the two victims however the victims put up a fight and shot back. In the end Junius Burno would shoot and kill both of the men. Junius Burno would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

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Parole Number: 8320V
Age: 54
Date of Birth: 10/13/1967
Race/Ethnicity: BLACK
Height: 5′ 11″
Gender: MALE
Citizenship: USA
Complexion: MEDIUM
Current Location: PHOENIX

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A death warrant was signed Wednesday for a former Carbon County man who killed two men in 2003 in Allentown, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections announced.

Junius Burno, now 49, is locked up in Greene State Correctional Institution in Waynesburg. His execution is set for Nov. 17, the department said.

On April 13, 2003, he killed Carlos Juarbe, 45, of South Fourth Street in Allentown, and Oscar Rosado III, 35, of the 1500 block of East Seventh Street in Bethlehem, in the 2600 block of South Fourth Street in the Queen City.

Burno, formerly of Lansford, and Terrance Bethea, now 54, intended to rob the pair, but a shootout ensued with Juarbe hitting Bethea in the leg, authorities said at the time. Burno then “finished off” Juarbe and shot Rosdao once in the head, prosecutors said.

Burno was found guilty in March 2007 and sentenced to death.

A jury deadlocked on a death sentence after Bethea was found guilty in November 2004 of two counts of homicide. County Judge Edward Reibman sentenced Bethea to two life terms and Bethea remains in the state prison in Coal Township, records show.

Reibman had granted Burno a new trial in 2009 due to comments made in court by a prosecutor, but was overruled in June 2014 by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel signed the Notice of Execution after Gov. Tom Wolf declined to do so in the specified time period, the department said. The secretary had 30 days to sign the document once the governor doesn’t, the department said in a news release.

A moratorium remains in place on carrying out the death penalty in Pennsylvania so it can be further studied. Wolf has said if a court doesn’t stay the execution, he will offer a reprieve, which he has done in other cases, the department said.


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