Shannon Agofsky was sentenced to death for the murder of a fellow inmate at a Federal prison in Texas. According to reports Shannon Agofsky and his brother Joe Agofsky would take a bank manager hostage and would bound him to a chair then tossed him into the lake while he was still alive. Shannon and Joe Agofsky would be sentenced to life in Federal Prison. While in prison Shannon Agofsky would beat to death another prison which would end up with him sentenced to death. As of 2021 he remains on Federal Death Row
Shannon Agofsky 2021 Information
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A federal prisoner serving a life sentence for the murder of an Arkansas banker was sentenced to death Friday for the 2001 slaying of another inmate.
Shannon Wayne Agofsky, 33, was convicted July 8 of stomping fellow inmate Luther Plant to death at the federal prison in Beaumont.
Video recorded by a prison guard showed Agofsky, who is adept at martial arts, stomping on Plant’s head and neck inside of a prison exercise cage
A federal jury in Beaumont took 75 minutes to convict Agofsky.
Experts testified that Plant died two hours after the January 2001 attack because he had a crushed throat and drowned in his own blood.
Plant, 37, was a heroin addict who suffered from hepatitis C. He was serving a prison sentence for convictions on charges of arson and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Agofsky is serving a life sentence in the 1989 murder of Dan Short of Sulphur Springs, Ark. Agofsky and his older brother, Joseph, were convicted of robbing the State Bank of Noel in Noel, Mo., where Short was president. The older Agofsky is also serving a life sentence.
Investigators said the brothers kidnapped Short from his home and forced him to open a bank vault at the bank, then strapped Short to a chair and threw him off a bridge into an Oklahoma lake while he was still alive. Shannon Wayne Agofsky was 18 at the time of the murder.
During the recent trial, prison guard Christopher Matt said he put Agofsky and Plant in the exercise cage and detected no hostility between the two.
But jurors heard of Agofsky’s violent desires from a November 2000 letter he wrote.
“All I do is work out, wait to leave and hope the cops mess up and let me around some other (person) so I can test out my hand,” Agofsky said in the letter.