Jury Sentences Inmate to Death for Killing a Female Prison Guard
ABILENE, TX -- A jury in Abilene deliberated for about ten hours Monday night into Tuesday morning before sentencing Dillon Compton to death by lethal injection.
Compton, 23, was charged with capital murder in the strangulation death of Corrections Officer Marianne Johnson in the French Robertson State Prison in Abilene in July 2016.
Testimony in the guilt/innocence indicated the 55-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted.
KTXS is reporting the jury convicted Compton of capital murder on Oct. 15. Capital murder is punishable by life in prison without parole or death by lethal injection.
Compton was in prison serving a 25 year sentence for raping a 10-year-old girl.
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