Wednesday, November 17, 2010
EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S.C.---Steven Barnes, who was convicted in an Edgefield County murder this past weekend, has been sentenced to death.
The EdgefieldDaily.com tells News 12 the jury recommended the death penalty. Barnes was convicted of kidnapping, beating and killing 16-year-old Samuel Sturrup.
Sturrup's remains were found nine years ago this month in an Edgefield County field.
Barnes is already serving a life sentence in Georgia for kidnapping in 2001. Barnes formerly ran an escort prostitution ring in Augusta.
Five others have been charged with Sturrup's murder.