Convicted “Cracker Barrel Murders” killer denied death row appeal

Brandy Bain Jennings still awaits the death penalty following the Florida Supreme Court’s latest ruling.

In 1995, Jennings and co-defendant Charles Graves murdered 18-year-old Jason Wiggins, 27-year-old Vicki Smith and 38-year-old Dorothy Siddle during a robbery at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Collier County.

All three employees had their hands bound, their throats slit and were left in a
restaurant freezer. Jennings and Graves were both former employees of the restaurant. The pair also stole $6,000 and fled to Las Vegas where they were later captured.

In 1996, Jennings was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and one count of
robbery with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to three death sentences for the murders and 15 years in prison for the robbery charge. Graves is serving three life sentences for the murders plus the 15 years for robbery.

“The Florida Supreme Court properly rejected Brandy Jennings’ argument. With this decision, we move one step closer to achieving justice for Dorothy Siddle, Vicki Smith and Jason Wiggins,” said Chief Assistant State Attorney, Amira Fox.