John Blackwelder

 

 

Age: 49

 

Summary: Florida convict who while serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting a child strangled fellow inmate Raymond Wigley, 39, a convicted murderer, to death for the sole purpose of getting a first-degree murder charge and death sentence, all in an effort to avoid serving life in prison.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: December 10, 1954

 

Died: May 26, 2004

 

Location: Starke, Florida