SECOND MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN FSU STUDENT’S 2010 MURDER

Posted on 27 June 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

fsu_deathOn Thursday, a St. Johns County jury unanimously recommend the death penalty for Kentrell Johnson (center) for his part in the murder of Florida State University Vincent Binder in early April 2010.

The victim was kidnapped by Johnson and two other men after he attempted to buy some marijuana. He was forced to fill their gas tank with his credit card, before he was mutilated and killed. His body was found in St. John’s County four weeks later.

Earlier this year, Quentin Truehill (right) was convicted and sentenced to death. Peter Hughes (left) received life without parole. He entered a plea as charged to First Degree Murder and Kidnapping. However, his IQ disqualified him from the death penalty.

Just before the murder, the trio had escaped from jail in the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office in Marksville, La., on March 30, 2010. After injuring
a guard, they stole a Chevy pick-up truck and set off to Florida. They were linked to several crimes before being caught in Miami, including the Binder murder.

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