Frieda B. King, 50, of Pontiac had been employed as a food service supervisor at the prison for 2 1/2 years when she was stabbed numerous times with a 12 inch long butcher knife by inmate Anthony Hall near the cold storage area of the kitchen between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, 1983. Hall, 23 at the time, was serving 40 years for armed robbery and armed violence from Cook County after being paroled in 1979 for rape. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to die. After several years of appeals and a new sentencing hearing, he was recently resentenced to death. Mrs. King was well liked by staff and inmates at the prison. According to Warden Ken McGinnis, “There was no reason to expect that any violence would have been directed against her, least of all.” Mrs. King was survived by three daughters, four sons, seven sisters, and four brothers.