Inmate Slaying

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

STARKE, FL -- A Bradford County grand jury has indicted two state prison inmates in the May 17 slaying of another inmate at Florida State Prison.

Grand jurors on Wednesday returned first-degree murder indictments against 35-year-old William "Crawfish" Wells and Wayne C. "Tazz" Doty in the stabbing death of Xavier Rodriguez.

The Gainesville Sun ( ) reports all three men were on the K-Wing at Florida State Prison. Rodriguez was serving a 10-year sentence and had been transferred to one of the state's most secure prisons for disciplinary reasons.

Wells and Doty were already serving life sentences. They face the death penalty if convicted in Rodriguez's death.

Wells was convicted of killing his wife, her father, brother and two other adults in Mayport. Doty was found guilty for a 1996 murder in Hillsborough County.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 at 08:47 AM
    Why were these three inmates housed together. The two killers together, fine, they can kill each other and save us all some money. Why was the deceased inmate there with them?
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      by LegalWatcher on Aug 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM in reply to
      As the article says, he was a disciplinary problem. Regular inmates don't usually end up at Starke unless they're problems.
  • by J Location: Wakulla on Aug 25, 2011 at 08:07 AM
    Guess there really is such a thing as a victim-less crime!
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