Music veteran Christopher “Cool C” Roney is reportedly going to be executed tomorrow (January 8) for a murder he committed nearly 20 years ago.

According to reports, Roney’s death will come by lethal injection.

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 8, Philadelphia golden-age rapper Cool C — real name Christopher Roney — is set to be executed by lethal injection, the result of his 1996 conviction on charges of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Police Officer Lauretha Vaird. (Village Voice)

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Despite statements against him, Roney had maintained his innocence nearly two decades later.

Eyewitness statements and identifications led to Roney’s arrest and subsequent charges, according to a statement from the governor’s office. Two other men were convicted of second-degree murder in the case. Roney – a Philadelphia man who before his arrest was a fairly well-known local rapper known as “Cool C” – has maintained he’s innocent. (Philly)

The rap veteran’s claim to fame dates back to the 1980’s.

In the late 80s, Christopher Roney aka Cool C had a hit record called “The Glamourous Life”, a recording contract with Atlantic Records, and a crew named C.E.B.(Countin’ Endless Bank), but that was then. (The Source)