Scott reschedules Marshall Lee Gore execution

Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 8:50 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 6:49 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott has pushed back the execution of a former escort service owner.

In a Monday letter to the warden of Florida State Prison, Scott set the new execution date for Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.

The Florida Supreme Court ruled last week that Marshall Lee Gore was sane enough to be executed. Scott rescheduled Gore's execution for Sept. 10, but changed it Monday at the request of the attorney general.

Scott signed a death warrant for Gore on May 13. Gore had been scheduled to die in July by lethal injection. But a judge halted Gore's execution to consider whether he was mentally ill.

Gore was convicted in the 1988 slaying of Robyn Novick, a 30-year-old exotic dancer. In addition to Novick, Gore also was sentenced to death for the 1988 slaying of Susan Roark.

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