October 27, 2006 5:22 p.m. EST
Linda Young - All Headline News Staff Writer
Gainesville, FL (AHN) - Convicted serial murderer Danny Rolling cleared his conscience and a Louisiana cold case before he was executed by admitting to killing three people that authorities suspected he had committed.
Shortly before he was executed Rolling slipped his spiritual advisor a handwritten note confessing to a triple murder 17 years ago in Shreveport, La., his hometown.
But earlier in the week the former Shreveport lead investigator on the case told the Gainesville Sun he believed Rolling was responsible.
"I just have no doubt that he's the guy," said Don Ashley, 55, who now is an investigator for the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office in Louisiana. "The only just punishment for him is him receiving the death penalty."
Rolling did receive the death penalty on Wednesday. In his one-page note he wrote: "I, and I alone am guilty" "It was my hand that took those precious lights out of this ole dark world....with all my heart and soul would I could bring them back."
Rolling, was the son of a Shreveport police officer. His execution on Wednesday was for killing five college students in Gainesville, Florida, in 1990.