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We have many plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really need your help for this. Summary: Demps, James Jackson and Harry Mungin were convicted of the September 7, 1976 stabbing death of Alfred Sturgis at Florida State Prison.
The two robbers ordered all three of the victims into the trunk of a car and, when they tried to get out, Demps and Hardie opened fire, killing two of the victims (Celia and Nicholas Puhlick) and wounding the other, prosecutors said. Bennie Demps, 49, is set to die on May 31 for the September 1976 murder of fellow inmate Alfred Sturgis at Florida State Prison near Starke.
Before his death, Sturgis told an officer that Demps and another inmate held him down while a third inmate stabbed him.
At the time, Demps was serving a double life sentence for murdering two people in a Lake County orange grove in 1971.
He was originally sentenced to death for the double homicide.