TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is delaying the execution date of a former escort service owner because of a campaign fundraiser.
Gov. Rick Scott delayed the execution of convicted killer Marshall Lee Gore from Sept. 10 until Oct. 1 at the request of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Scott said Monday that he did not know why Bondi asked for the delay. He says it was routine to accommodate requests from other officials.
The Sept. 10 execution date conflicted with the date of a Bondi fundraiser. Bondi's reason for wanting the date delayed was initially reported by The News Service of Florida.
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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