BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California prison inmate serving a life term for murder has been given the death penalty for killing a fellow inmate.
KBAK-TV (http://bit.ly/17QGgDl ) says Travis Frazier was sentenced Wednesday for a 2009 attack at the Tehachapi prison in Kern County.
Authorities say Frazier used a homemade knife to stab 20-year-old Evan Broderick two dozen times in the exercise yard. Another inmate, Kenneth Nowlin, held Broderick during the attack. He received the death penalty in July.
Frazier was serving life without parole for the 2004 death of convenience store clerk during a botched robbery in Irvine.
Broderick was serving three years for a Sonoma County grand theft.
The Bakersfield Californian (http://bit.ly/15Tl9w7 ) says Frazier stabbed him because Broderick had implicated another inmate in wrongdoing in a report to prison staff.
Information from: KBAK-TV, http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/