A convicted killer begged a shocked jury to sentence him to death, saying he'd rather die than spend the rest of his life in prison.
William Davis, 34, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 19-year-old Florida girl, pleaded to die saying: 'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a death for a death.'
The jurors are tasked with deciding the sentence for Davis on Wednesday, following his guilty verdict for first degree premeditated murder, kidnapping, armed false imprisonment and sexual battery of Fabiana Malave.
'There is nothing that I can do that will ever bring Miss Malave back to her mother and her sisters, and her cousins and her brothers, nephews, nieces, and I firmly believe that you should give an advisory sentencing recommendation to the judge giving me the death penalty,' he told the jury yesterday, according to CFNews13.
As the stunned jurors at Seminole County Court in Florida listened, Davis continued his impassioned plea to die. ''I do not want to, let me rephrase that, I will not do the next 40-50 years of my life in prison,'' Davis said.
The 34-year-old had been convicted of the brutal murder of student Fabiana Malave three years ago. Davis kidnapped Miss Malave from a Longwood auto shop where she worked and took her back to his Orange County home, where he raped and murdered the teen.
''I took a lady's life, and her life had just begun,'' Davis told the jury during the sentencing phase of the trial. ''She can't grow old. She can't have children or grandchildren, and that's because of me.''