SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man convicted of raping and murdering a woman has been sentenced to death.
A Seminole County judge sentenced 34-year-old William Roger Davis III on Monday, following a jury's recommendation.
Davis was convicted earlier this year of kidnapping, rape and murder. He had confessed to killing 19-year-old Fabiana Malave, but his attorney argued that he was not guilty by reason of insanity.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Malave's body and severed head were found in Davis' SUV. Davis had bought the vehicle from the car lot where she worked.
Davis told deputies he forced Malave into her vehicle, drove her to his SUV a few blocks away and then took her to his home. After he killed her, Davis said he put her body back in the SUV and drove around Orange and Seminole counties for several hours.