HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) The Department of Corrections Secretary, John Wetzel, signed an execution notice for Charles Ray Hicks on Thursday for March 9th.

Hicks was convicted in November in the brutal murder of Deanna Null of Williamsport.

He cut her body into pieces, put them in garbage bags  and scattered those bags on interstates in multiple counties. 

The law provides that when the governor does not sign a warrant of execution within the specified time period, the secretary of corrections has 30 days within which to issue a notice of execution.    

He was sentenced to death in 2015.