Thomas Knight

 

 

 

Age: 62

 

Summary: Florida convicted triple murderer who had repeatedly staved off execution warrants over a staggering four decades in Florida's criminal justice system for the kidnapping and brutal murders of a wealthy Bay Harbor Islands couple in 1974 despite breaking out of jail and disrupting court hearings with angry outbursts, but who was also convicted and sentenced to death for stabbing to death corrections officer Richard Burke with a sharpened spoon at the Florida State Prison in 1980 after years of appeals followed because his original death sentence in the Miami-Dade double murders was reserved in 1986.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: February 4, 1951

 

Died: January 7, 2014

 

Location: Starke, Florida