Sunday, September 24, 2006

Danny Rolling's Execution Date Set


Governor Bush has signed a death warrant for a man who pleaded guilty to the grisly 1990 killing of five Gainesville college students.He'll be executed October 25th.

Rolling entered his guilty plea in 1994 and a jury unanimously recommended five death sentences. A Circuit Court judge sentenced him to death for the killings and life in prison for three sexual batteries and armed burglaries.

Rolling was a drifter from Louisiana who killed four women and one man in their off-campus apartments.He lost an appeal earlier this year before the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.17-year-old Christina Powell of Jacksonville was among the five students killed by Rolling in the fall of 1990.

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