RAIFORD — David A. Gore was executed Thursday for the murder of 17-year-old Lynn Elliott of Vero Beach — with an apology to the girl's family on his lips.
A last appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected earlier in the day and Gore, 58, who was labeled a serial killer for killing Elliott and five others, was pronounced dead at 6:19 p.m. as he was still strapped to a gurney at the Florida State Prison here.
Nearly 30 years after his conviction, Gore's execution was right on schedule. He was declared dead 10 minutes after being administered a lethal injection.
A book published earlier this year contained letters in which the former auxiliary deputy with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office graphically described the abductions, torture and killings that Gore admitted to — details that may have played a part in his execution being moved ahead of 399 other Florida death row inmates.
But Thursday, Gore called himself a Christian and apologized specifically to the Elliott family in a last statement both written and spoken. Source
Thursday, April 12, 2012
David A. Gore Executed.
Yeah, it took long enough too.
Where are the Photo credits?
I find most the images uncredited on random sites, but I will add credits if someone lets me know who the has the rights to the image.