Judge Rule Allen Cox to Stay on Death Row After Fellow Inmate Death

In 1998, Cox killed Thomas Baker, a fellow inmate, while serving three life sentences.

When Cox was convicted in 2000, he wrote to his trial judge, T. Michael Johnson, saying, “I don’t want to die an old man in prison. They will be doing me a favor by giving me a shot and putting me to sleep.”

Additionally, Cox Wrote a Letter to Circuit Judge Larry Semento threatening blood on their hands. 

Cox had already served three life sentences when he stabbed Baker, 25, to death in Lake Correctional Institution's prison yard in front of witnesses.