Florida executes killer Marshall Lee Gore

Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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STARKE, Fla., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Marshall Lee Gore, whose execution for fatally beating and stabbing a Florida woman was delayed three times, was put to death Tuesday.

Gore, 50, who was on death row for killing Robyn Gayle Novick, 30, of Lauderhill in 1988, as well as for a second murder, was executed by lethal injection at 6:12 p.m. EDT at the state prison in Starke, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

Gore's last meal consisted of only a Coca-Cola after he rejected meal of pepperoni-and-sausage pizza, the newspaper said.

Gore's first execution date in June was stayed by a federal appellate court over mental health claims. A county judge then granted a stay in July, ruling there were reasonable grounds to believe Gore was insane. His execution was rescheduled again in September.

Novick worked as a credit representative for a loan company and was an exotic dancer on the side, the Sun-Sentinel said. Her body was found in a trash heap a week after she was reported missing.

The newspaper said Gore's criminal record included killing a Tennessee college student in northern Florida, for which he also was on death row; stabbing and raping a Miami waitress; and beating and raping a Hollywood woman and kidnapping her 2-year-old son.

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