According to court documents Aric Woodard was suppose to be taking care of two year old Jaques Omari Twinn instead he would beat the little boy to death
Aric Woodard would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
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Parole Number: LH5922
Date of Birth: 03/18/1973
Height: 6′ 05″
Current Location: PHOENIX
Permanent Location: PHOENIX
Committing County: YORK
Aric Woodard Case
A York murderer’s execution, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been stayed, according to online court records.
Aric Shayne Woodard, 43, formerly of West Jackson Street, was sentenced to death after being found guilty in 2013 of first-degree murder for fatally beating 2-year-old Jaques Omari Twinn on Nov. 7, 2011, while baby-sitting the boy and the boy’s little sister.
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel signed a notice of execution for Woodard in January, setting March 4 as the execution date .
However, online court records show Woodard filed a motion to stay the execution on Feb. 6. That motion was granted by Common Pleas Judge Michael E. Bortner on Feb. 9, according to court records.
Additionally, on Feb. 13, Bortner granted a motion for an appointment of legal counsel for Woodard.
Pennsylvania’s death penalty: Shortly after taking office in 2015, Gov. Tom Wolf began issuing reprieves to condemned inmates, citing concerns about flaws in Pennsylvania’s capital-punishment system.
He has said the moratorium will remain in effect at least until he receives a report from a legislative commission that has been studying the topic for about five years, according to The Associated Press.
The last execution in Pennsylvania was in 1999.