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
Jon Mills, UF professor of law and an expert on privacy, comments on the rights of the men UFPD and GPD have questioned and swabbed for DNA. The individuals matched the description of the suspect believed to be responsible for at least three assaults on or near the UF campus.
Kody Carr was arrested at Red Roof Inn in Gainesville on Sunday night. The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Gainesville Police Department, which was also seeking the suspect for recent burglaries.
Gainesville Police issued an alert last night after a person matching the description of the suspect from recent assaults was reportedly seen around the Hub on the University of Florida campus. Police are looking for a tall, white male approximately 22-years-old [...]
Levy County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 call of the man who they say shot his wife in the head yesterday. The victim called 911 after her husband, George Halleran, was drunk and fighting with her. While on the phone the dispatcher heard gun [...]
A woman was shot while calling 911 to report her husband’s drunken, aggressive behavior. The woman, who was shot in the forehead by her husband with a .38-caliber handgun, survived.