"Miami killer Gore to be executed Tuesday," is David Ovalle's report for the Miami Herald.
Twenty-five years after he fatally stabbed and beat a Lauderhill woman, then buried her body in a trash pile, Miami killer Marshall Lee Gore is set to be executed Tuesday.
Gore’s date with death at Florida State Prison in Starke is his fourth scheduled execution.
Twice before, courts halted the executions as his lawyers sought to stave off his death because of questions about Gore’s sanity. Then, in a move roundly criticized, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi rescheduled a September execution date so she could attend a political fundraiser; she later apologized.
Gore’s lawyers said the convicted killer was mentally ill. His execution, they said, would violate a constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
AP coverage is, "Execution scheduled at Florida State Prison," via the San Francisco Chronicle.
The execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. (Eastern Time)
This is the fourth time Gore's execution has been scheduled this year. Twice, courts put the execution on hold due to insanity claims. Attorney General Pam Bondi's staff also once asked that it be postponed because it conflicted with her political fundraiser.
On Monday, Gore's attorneys asked for a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court.
The 49-year-old Gore says he suffers from delusions related to a conspiracy theory in which the purpose of his execution is so that the elite and wealthy people can harvest his organs. Gore has also said he is being targeted by satanic worshippers for human sacrifice, that he hears voices telling him to hang himself and that he was somehow injected with the virus that causes tuberculosis.
The appeals judges sided with a panel of state-appointed mental health experts who concluded Gore's "insanity" was all an act "designed to mislead the panel and avoid responsibility for his past actions."
To date there have been 27 executions in American death penalty states this year; a total of 1,347 post-Furman executions since 1977.
Florida has conducted 78 post-Furman executions since 1979, including four earlier executions this year.
Earlier coverage of Marshall Gore's case and Florida AG Pam Bondi's request that it be rescheduled to accomodate her political fundraiser begins at the link.