Palm Beach Man Gets Life Sentence for Fatal Burglary | NBC 6 South Florida

Palm Beach Man Gets Life Sentence for Fatal Burglary

A jury convicted Christopher dean of felony murder and burglary Friday.




    A South Florida man has once again been sentenced to life in prison for his part in a 2005 burglary that got his friend killed.

    A Palm Beach County judge sentenced Christopher Dean on Friday after a jury convicted him of felony murder and burglary.

    Authorities say Eric Flint was fleeing on foot after he and Dean broke into a West Palm Beach apartment. The resident pursued Flint and Dean in his SUV and ending up running over Flint. Prosecutors charged Dean with Flint's death because Florida law states a person can be charged with felony murder if someone dies while the person is committing a felony.

    The Palm Beach Post reports that Dean was originally convicted and given a life sentence in 2008, but that case was overturned because of improper jury instructions.