This Prison Inmate Asked For The Death Penalty After Murdering His Cellmate. The Judge Obliged.

November 26, 2020

An inmate at Blackwater River Correctional Facility in Santa Rosa County has been sentenced to death for murdering his cellmate.

Thomas Fletcher killed his cellmate, 33-year old Kenneth Jeff Davis, on September 22, 2018, by choking him from behind while inside their prison cell.

“He confessed to the crime and admitted that he committed the murder in order to be sentenced to the death penalty,” State Attorney Bill Eddins said. “Fletcher pled guilty to the murder but could not waive
an evidentiary hearing on whether the death penalty should be imposed.”

Judge Scott Duncan imposed the death penalty this week.

Fletcher was sentenced to life in 1995 for a murder in Broward County.

Comments

10 Responses to “This Prison Inmate Asked For The Death Penalty After Murdering His Cellmate. The Judge Obliged.”

  1. Hobbs on January 1st, 2021 12:15 pm

    I wouldn’t give him the satisfaction of death. Let him finish out his sentence, without any contact from anyone!

  2. T on November 30th, 2020 11:33 pm

    WELL HE GOT LIFE WITHOUT A CHANCE OF PAROLE. But how many more will he fell free to kill now?

  3. Skip on November 27th, 2020 11:32 pm

    You never borrow soups in prison! I bet this was over a debt!

  4. Mike J. on November 27th, 2020 1:10 pm

    If he wants to die so bad from his 1995 crime (which he should have been executed already), then why didn’t he just kill himself instead of killing another person. I don’t know if the cellmate was also a murderer, but if he wasn’t, then he should NOT have been killed in prison.

    I support the death penalty in ALL CASES of murder, 1st or 2nd degree makes no difference. Do it in 5 years or less. Make the method of murder to be the method of execution. That will put the fear in the criminals.

  5. jr on November 26th, 2020 3:55 pm

    if he stays tax payers to feed and house him thats money out of everybodies pockets get rid of him be done with it after that we dont have to pay for him to eat and sleep

  6. Contrarian on November 26th, 2020 11:25 am

    If I were the judge, the sentence would have been life in prison in solitary confinement. Exactly what he didn’t want.

  7. ensley boy on November 26th, 2020 10:28 am

    The only thing he will get is a private cell. He will die of natural causes before they get around to imposing the sentence.

  8. Karen on November 26th, 2020 10:16 am

    They might get around to it in about 20 years.

  9. Tom on November 26th, 2020 9:57 am

    You know I may be in the minority here. But if he murdered another person just so he could get a get out of jail free card (via Execution) If I were the judge I would have tacked on another life sentence and stuck him in solitary since he’s a danger to others.

  10. JTV on November 26th, 2020 6:13 am

    Taking out the trash





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