Jury recommends inmate who killed FSU student

Published: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.

ST. AUGUSTINE — Northeast Florida jurors have recommended death for an escaped Louisiana inmate convicted of killing a Florida State graduate student.

A St. Johns County jury made the recommendation Friday for 26-year-old Quentin Truehill, who was previously convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping. A judge will make the final decision.

Authorities say 29-year-old Vincent Binder was found death in an open field near Interstate 95 in April 2010 several weeks after he went missing. The Florida Times-Union (http://goo.gl/vLBSTh ) reports that deputy marshals caught up with Truehill and two other Louisiana prison escapees in Miami and linked them to Binder. Truehill's co-defendants — 26-year-old Peter Hughes and 43-year-old Kentrell Johnson — are awaiting trials on first-degree murder and kidnapping charges.

Before his escape, Truehill was serving time for manslaughter and armed robbery.

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