2nd man to stand trial in FSU student's killing

Published On: Jun 13 2014 11:52:19 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 13 2014 11:54:55 AM EDT

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photos of Peter Hughes and Kentrell Johnson


The second defendant accused in the 2010 kidnapping and murder of a Florida State University student will face trial next week.

Kentrell Johnson has been indicted on one count of first-degree murder and one count of kidnapping in the death of 29-year-old Vincent Binder (pictured below).

A jury was selected Wednesday, and the case is scheduled to begin Monday morning.

Circuit Judge Raul A. Zambrano will preside over this trial. He also presided over the trial for co-defendant, Quentin Truehill, who was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to death.

A trial for the third co-defendant, Peter Hughes, has not yet been scheduled.

Truehill, Hughes and Johnson were jail escapees from Louisiana. Prosecutors said they broke out of jail and went on a crime spree.

Binder was abducted in Tallahassee and stabbed to death, and his body was dumped along State Road 16 in St. Augustine.

Binder was reported missing on April 8, 2010, by his friends, prompting an investigation into his disappearance. The Tallahassee Police Department said evidence on Binder's phone and financial information led investigators the three fugitives.

Truehill, Hughes and Johnson were apprehended by U.S. Marshals in April 2010.


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