Summary of Offense:
Dillbeck was sentenced to life in prison for killing a policeman in 1979. While serving his sentence, he walked away from a public function he and other inmates were catering in Quincy, Florida. On June 24, 1990, he walked to Tallahassee and bought a paring knife, and attempted to hijack a car and driver from a shopping mall parking lot. Faye Vann, who was seated in the car, resisted and Dillbeck stabbed her several times in the throat and abdomen, killing her. Dillbeck attempted to flee in the car, crashed and was arrested shortly thereafter.
Dillbeck was sentenced to death in Leon County on March 15, 1991.