The headline, 'Rapper to be Executed' caught my eye earlier on MSN. Who is said rapper and what ever did he do to be given the death penalty?

Turns out, the rapper is known as Cool C and is from Philadelphia. 'C' has been sentenced to death for the killing of a police officer during a bank robbery in 1996.  The reason this story is back in the news is because Cool C aka Christopher Douglass Roney's execution date was set late last week and is January 15, 2015.