Florida execution gets green light after letters written from behind bars
David Gore has been on Florida’s death row for 29 years. During that time, he began correspondance with a pen pal in Las Vegas and detailed all his murders through a series of letters. Today, he will become the 73rd prisoner to be executed. Many say the letters he wrote helped push his execution. Since his arrest nearly 30 years ago, Gore has pleaded guilty to raping and killing four teenage girls and two women but today is only condemned for the murder of 17-year old Lynn Elliot in 1983. Reporter-turned-author Pete Earley has written 13 books. It’s in his latest book, The Serial Killer Whisperer, where he published Gore’s chilling letters. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange spoke to Earley to discuss the emotional journey he went through when he decided to release those infamous letters to the public.
This entry was posted in Crime
and tagged death penalty
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Crime
An Ocala man was arrested Sunday after attempting to flee his home, where police found his dog and evidence of animal abuse.
Deputies say they found methamphetamine and chemicals used to produce the highly addictive drug.
The Wells Fargo Bank on Newberry Road near the Oaks Mall was robbed Friday afternoon by an unknown white male.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement releases the 2013 Annual Unified Crime Report, which indicates a drop in crime in many North Central Florida counties.
Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.