Escaped Louisiana inmate who killed FSU graduate student sentenced to death

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — An escaped Louisiana inmate convicted of killing a Florida State graduate student in northeast Florida has been sentenced to death.

Following a jury's recommendation, a St. Johns County judge sentenced 43-year-old Kentrell Feronti Johnson on Tuesday. He was previously convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping.

Authorities say 29-year-old Vincent Binder was found dead in an open field near Interstate 95 in April 2010 several weeks after he went missing. Deputy marshals caught up with Johnson and two other Louisiana prison escapees in Miami and linked them to Binder.

One of Johnson's co-defendants, Quentin Truehill, was previously convicted and sentenced to death earlier. Co-defendant Peter Hughes pleaded as charged to first-degree murder and kidnapping and received a life sentence.

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