SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A white supremacist gang member has been sentenced to death for the fatal stabbing of an inmate at the Marion County Jail.
The Statesman Journal reports it took the jury less than an hour to make the decision Thursday. The victim’s family silently teared up as Judge Tracy Prall revealed the sentence.
David Bartol was convicted last month of aggravated murder in the 2013 death of Gavin Siscel. Authorities said Bartol made a shank and used it to repeatedly stab Siscel in the eye while Siscel was watching TV in a dayroom. Officials said it appeared to be a random attack.
Bartol’s arrest record spans almost three decades and includes convictions for attempted murder, robbery and assault.