Prisoner gets death sentence for killing cellmate
Dec. 19, 2017
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prisoner with a history of attacking other inmates has been sentenced to death for fatally beating his cellmate.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that 37-year-old Shawn Rogers was sentenced Monday after Santa Rosa County jurors voted unanimously for his execution. He was convicted in August of first-degree murder and kidnapping.
Authorities say Ricky D. Martin was found lying in a pool of blood with bound hands and feet in his cell at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in March 2012. He was taken to a Pensacola hospital, where he died a week later.
Rogers was already serving a life sentence for armed robbery and battery convictions in Volusia County. Officials say Rogers has a history of violence, including multiple assaults on inmates.
Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com