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Emails say family was ok with execution delay

September 25, 2013
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Emails between top officials in the Florida Attorney General's office show that the families of victims of a convicted killer did not object to moving his execution date.

Attorney General Pam Bondi has apologized for asking to delay the scheduled execution of Marshall Lee Gore because the initial date picked by Gov. Rick Scott conflicted with a campaign fundraiser.

Initially Bondi's office said there was no correspondence or emails discussing the decision to delay the execution from Sept. 10 to Oct. 1.

But on Wednesday Bondi's office said a second search in response to a public records request had turned up two brief emails from August. One email to Bondi's chief of staff says "the families have been contacted and are okay."

Gore was convicted of two murders from 1988.

 
 

 

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