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Killer's letters lead to speedy execution

06 April 2012, 09:22

Florida - Serial killer David Alan Gore is set to be executed sooner than he expected, in part because he could not stop bragging about raping and murdering four teenagers and two women in Florida three decades ago.

An author published the inmate's grotesque letters and a newspaper columnist and editorial board brought the case to the attention of Florida Governor Rick Scott.

The Republican promptly signed the death warrant even though more than 40 other men have been on death row longer.

Gore is set to die on April 12.

"Those letters are so disturbing and so insightful into who this person is," said Pete Earley, who recently published some of the letters in his book Serial Killer Whisperer.

Earley said: ''Gore, actually, he talked his way into the death chamber."

Another writer, Tony Ciaglia wrote to Gore and other serial killers on a whim after suffering a severe head injury as a teenager in an effort to better understand them.

He began exchanging letters with Gore about five years ago and received about 200 pages in all. Most in the book are too graphic to quote.

In one of the letters, Gore described step-by-step how he and his cousin abducted two 14-year-old friends and sexually assaulted them.

In another letter, Gore described his uncontrollable desire to kill.

- AP


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