Man sentenced to death after killing cellmate

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Daniel Craven, Jr. will be the first man sentenced to death in the 14th Judicial Circuit since Florida's new death penalty law passed in 2017.

Craven was found guilty in June by a Jackson County jury of killing his cellmate, John Anderson. The murder happened while the two were housed at the Graceville Correctional Facility in June 2015.

Craven stabbed Anderson to death with a shank.

When the jury found Craven guilty in June, they unanimously recommended the death verdict. Wednesday a judge agreed and sentenced him to death.