The former Strong Vincent teacher convicted of killing one of his students back in 1975 has died in prison.
According to his attorney, Raymond Payne died of COVID-19 complications.
A Department of Corrections spokesperson also confirmed Payne’s death on November 25th.
The 83-year-old was serving a life sentence for the murder of Debbie Gama.
Payne’s case was back in the spotlight earlier this year when Payne was given a new degree of guilt hearing.
Payne was again found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life.
The story was first reported tonight by the Erie Times News.