Staton has been on death row for the past six years. The 49 year old Staton, was found guilty of stabbing to death his former girlfriend, Beverly Yohn, despite a protection from abuse order against him.
One of the victim's sons testified that on the morning of Feb. 25, 2004, Staton kicked in the locked back door of their home, entered the kitchen, pulled out a knife and began stabbing his mother until she fell on the floor.
Yohn died of multiple stab wounds to the heart and left jugular vein. A Blair County jury convicted Staton of first-degree murder and he was sentenced to death on May 3, 2006. Staton is scheduled to be executed on Oct. 10.