North Santa Rosa

Hurst Sentenced to Death

State Attorney William “Bill” Eddins announced Thursday, August 16, 2012 that Timothy Lee Hurst was sentenced to death by Judge Linda Nobles.

On March 9, 2012, an Escambia County Jury recommended by a vote of 7 to 5 that Hurst receive the death penalty.  Hurst’s conviction was upheld by the Florida Supreme Court and remanded the case back before the trail Court to conduct a new penalty phase.

Hurst was convicted in 2000 for the murder of Cynthia Harrison which took place inside the Popeye’s restaurant on May 2, 1998.  Hurst, an employee at Popeye’s, stabbed the Assistant Manager, Cynthia Harrison, approimately 60 times and placed her body in the restaurant’s freezer.

Hurst was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney John Moichan.

Official Release and Order of Sentencing

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