Death sentence given to killer of Lake City correctional officer
LAKE CITY, Fla. -- A judge ruled Friday a man convicted of killing a correctional officer should pay for the crime with his life.
A judge sentenced Richard Franklin to death for the murder of Sgt. Ruben Thomas.
Prosecutors said Franklin stabbed Thomas in the neck with a homemade weapon at the Columbia Correctional Institution in March 2012.
Franklin was already serving life in prison for battery on a law enforcement officer.
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