Jail escapee guilty of murder, death penalty recommended
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A man on trial for the murder of his grandmother was found guilty and received a death penalty recommendation from the jury.
It took the jury one hour and fifteen minutes to determine the fate of Timothy Fletcher.
Fletcher was charged with first-degree murder for an incident back in 2009. He and his partner Doni Brown used a jack to escape from the Putnam County Jail. Police say Fletcher then strangled his 66-year-old step-grandmother and stole her car during a home invasion.
The two made it to Kentucky before they were caught.
The judge still has the final say on the sentence. A decision will be made in another hearing.
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