Thursday, October 12, 2006

Appeal denied for Gainesville serial killer

WTSP Tampa Bay

Gainesville, Florida - A judge has refused to hear arguments about lethal injection from convicted killer Danny Rolling. The judge has also denied an appeal sending the case before the Florida Supreme Court next week.

Governor Jeb Bush signed a death warrant last month for Rolling who pleaded guilty to the 1990 slayings of five Gainesville college students. Rolling's execution is set for October 25th.

Rolling terrorized Gainesville in late August and early September 1990, killing four women and one man in their off-campus apartments. One victim was decapitated and others were mutilated and sexually assaulted.