ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - A northeast Florida judge has sentenced an escaped Louisiana inmate to death for the killing of a Florida State graduate student.
Twenty-seven-year-old Quentin Truehill was sentenced Friday. A St. Johns County jury had recommended Truehill receive the death sentence following his conviction for first-degree murder and kidnapping.
Prosecutors say Truehill escaped from the Avoyelles Parish Jail in Marksville, Louisiana, where he was serving a 40 year sentence for armed robbery and manslaughter.
According to authorities, 29-year-old Vincent Binder was abducted off a street in Tallahassee while walking home to his apartment, robbed and taken against his will to St. Augustine, where he was murdered.
His body was found in an open field near Interstate 95 in April 2010, several weeks after he went missing.