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Danny Rolling's Execution Date Set

9:27 PM, Sep 22, 2006   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) -- Governor Bush has signed a death warrant for a man who pleaded guilty to the grisly 1990 killing of five Gainesville college students. He'll be executed October 25th. Rolling entered his guilty plea in 1994 and a jury unanimously recommended five death sentences. A Circuit Court judge sentenced him to death for the killings and life in prison for three sexual batteries and armed burglaries. Rolling was a drifter from Louisiana who killed four women and one man in their off-campus apartments. He lost an appeal earlier this year before the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. 17-year-old Christina Powell of Jacksonville was among the five students killed by Rolling in the fall of 1990.

Associated Press

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