Bedford Man Sentenced to Death for Killing Ex-Girlfriend, Her Son

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    Cedric Ricks was arrested in Oklahoma overnight Wednesday, wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing deaths of two people, one a child, in Bedford.

    The man accused of slaying his estranged girlfriend and her 8-year-old son has been sentenced to death.

    Cedric Ricks was sentenced on Friday, just about one week after he was convited of capital murder for fatally stabbing 30-year-old Roxann Diana Sanchez, and her son, Anthony Reyes Figueroa, inside their Bedford apartment in May 2013.

    Ricks was also accused of stabbing Sanchez's 12-year-old son during the attack. 

    Ricks was charged with capital murder in May 2013 after he fled the state and was arrested in Oklahoma. His bond was set at $4 million for the capital murder charges and an additional $500,000 bond for a charge of injury to a child.

    NBC 5's Greg Janda contributed to this report.