The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, again upheld the death sentence of Robert Anthony Flor, convicted of killing Newtown Borough Police Officer Brian Gregg in 2005.
On Sept. 29. 2005, Flor was taken into custody for suspected drunk driving and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for blood-alcohol testing.
There, Flor took a police officer’s weapon and started firing, killing Gregg, and wounding officer James Warunek and hospital employee Joseph Epp. Gregg was 46 years old and had been a full-time officer for the borough for nearly a year after previously working there as a part-time officer.
Flor pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and nolo contendre to 39 other counts, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, and robbery. A jury unanimously voted to impose the death penalty in 2006 for the first-degree murder of Officer Gregg. That sentence was affirmed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2010.