TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Florida's attorney general and two prison officials have received death threats in protest of a pending execution.
All three letters protesting the Sept. 3 execution of anti-abortion activist Paul Hill contained bullets, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday.
The missives arrived Monday as death-penalty opponents urged Gov. Jeb Bush to cancel the execution by lethal injection. They warn that Hill's death has the potential of turning him into a martyr to extreme anti-abortion groups.
State law enforcement officials said Tuesday they're investigating the letters and bullets, delivered in Tallahassee to Attorney General Charlie Crist and Corrections Secretary James Crosby. Joseph Thompson, the warden at Florida State Prison in Starke, also received a threat.
Hill has been on deathrow since 1994 for the shooting death of a Pensacola abortion doctor and his escort.