MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - A convicted killer who had previously been on death row has been sentenced to a third life term for a 1986 double-murder in Brevard County.
A judge sentenced 78-year-old George Porter on Thursday. He was convicted in 1988 of two counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to death for the murder of his former girlfriend, Evelyn Williams, and two life terms for her boyfriend, Walter Burrows.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Porter's death sentence in November, citing Porter's military service during the Korean War, where he won two Purple Hearts.