PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion affirming the conviction and death penalty of a Blackwater River Correctional Facility inmate who confessed to strangling and killing his cellmate in 2018.

Thomas Fletcher, 55, was sentenced to death for the murder of his cellmate, Kenneth Davis, in 2020.

Fletcher, prior to his sentencing, was serving a life sentence for murdering a man in 1994.

The state attorney says Fletcher confessed to killing Davis “in order to be sentenced to the death penalty.”