9 months ago

Benjamin Breckenridge

Wellington – Benjamin Breckenridge, 51 from Amarillo, Texas pleaded guilty to the murder of Frankie Lynn Cannon. Breckenridge is the third defendant to be convicted in relation to Cannon’s murder.

Breckenridge was sentenced to 29.5 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

100th Judicial District Attorney Luke Inman, along with Assistant District Attorney Harley Caudle, prosecuted the case for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.
“Every defendant is unique in these types of cases and there are many variables that go into plea deals,” said Inman. “This Defendant provided law enforcement valuable insight into many other players who were involved in [Frankie’s] Cannon’s death and agreed to testify in all future cases.”

Breckenridge was indicted in Collingsworth County on June 26, 2020, for the first degree felony offense of murder.

Breckenridge’s jury trial was scheduled for next week in Hall County after a change of venue was granted by Messer, according to Inman.

In October of 2021, Gilbert Fernandez was tried by a Collingsworth County jury for murder and aggravated assault charges and was sentenced to life.

Dacota Segura, another individual indicted for his involvement in Cannon’s death, testified against Fernandez in the trial. Segura received a 20-year sentence in TDCJ on Feb. 25, 2021.

Texas DPS Rangers and FBI Special Agents were part of the original investigation that led to multiple indictments against seven individuals and are still part of the ongoing investigation into other individuals connected to Cannon’s murder, according to Inman.

According to court documents, Breckenridge was one of four individuals indicted on the same date in connection with the death of Cannon.