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Bolin’s execution brings relief to some, sadness to others

Teri Lynn Matthews' family thanks Phillip Bolin for testifying against his brother, Oscar Ray Bolin Jr. Oscar Bolin, 53, was executed Thursday after three decades of trials and appeals, for fatally stabbing and bludgeoning Matthews, 25, and two other Tampa Bay area women in 1986. He also became the first man in the nation to be executed this year. Ashlyn Reese/WUFT News

After 30 years of trials and appeals Oscar Ray Bolin, 53, who was convicted of fatally stabbing and bludgeoning three Tampa Bay area women in 1986, was executed at Florida State Prison in Starke. Relatives and friends of his victims expressed relief at his execution, while death penalty opponents and his attorneys continued to believe that he was innocent.

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Suspect Arrested For Deadly Ocala Nightclub Shooting

Marion County Sheriff officers arrested Laquan Barrow, 24, and charged him with second-degree murder in the fatal nightclub shooting of 19-year-old Benetria Robinson on Sept. 13

Marion County Sheriff's officers arrested and charged Laquan Barrow, 24, with second degree murder in connection with the slaying of 19-year-old Benetria Robinson at an Ocala nightclub. He is also charged with attempted second degree in the injuring of five other people during the Sept. 13 shooting.

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