Why was Socrates Sentenced to Death?

Four hundred years before Christ, a 70-year-old man was condemned to death by the Democratic Athenian state. Even though his friends urged him to flee, he chose to stay in prison and await his punishment of drinking lethal poison. His name was Socrates, and he had fought for Athens as a soldier. He had also dedicated his life to righteousness, search for truth, and his fellow men’s improvement.