Thursday, October 12, 2006

Case Of Danny Rolling Going to Fl. Supreme Court

Oct 12, 2006 11:07 am US/Eastern

Case Of Danny Rolling Going to Fl. Supreme Court


The Florida Supreme Court will hear the case of convicted serial killer Danny Rolling.

A judge ruled that Rolling's arguments about lethal injection are without merit.

Attorneys for Rolling had filed claims regarding the process of the death penalty in Florida.

They say they will continue fighting.

Arguments on the appeal are scheduled before the Florida Supreme Court on October 18th.

"We're sorry we lost, but Judge Morris is the kind of person who sticks to the law and as he sees it, we're just out of bullets," Harrison said Wednesday. "We're gonna keep fighting."

Gov. Jeb Bush signed a death warrant last month for Rolling, who pleaded guilty to the 1990 slayings of five Gainesville college students. One victim was decapitated and others were mutilated, posed and sexually assaulted.

Killed were Christa Hoyt, 18, of Gainesville; Sonja Larson, 18, from Deerfield Beach; Christa Powell, 17, of Jacksonville; Tracy Paules, 23, and Manny Taboada, 23, both of Miami. Rolling is to be executed Oct. 25.

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