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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:20 PM

UPDATED: Gary Ray Bowles: Florida executes killer who preyed on gay men

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Original headline: Execution set for US killer who preyed on gay men

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Source: BBC

Gary Ray Bowles: Florida executes killer who preyed on gay men

23 August 2019

A serial killer who preyed on gay men along the US east coast has been executed in Florida.

Gary Ray Bowles was executed by lethal injection after the Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch appeal.

Bowles admitted to killing six men in 1994 from Florida to Maryland but was only convicted of three deaths.

Sometimes dubbed the "I-95 killer", most of his victims were found near the interstate corridor that spans the entire eastern seaboard of the US.

Investigators say the 57-year-old West Virginia native left an abusive household as a child and worked as a prostitute to gay men for a number of years before beginning his killing spree.
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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49438677


Bowles admitted to killing six men in 1994 from Florida to Maryland (Florida Department of Corrections)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:26 PM

1. You mean Trump hasn't pardoned him?

Robert Jefress and Franklin Graham will be so disappointed.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:08 PM

3. Boyles was convicted in State Court and cannot be pardoned by the President.

I am sure that if Trump could pardon State crimes, he would have done so long ago - and appointed him to the Cabinet.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:00 PM

4. Are you familiar with the word satire? Or snark?

FFS, loosen up and find the biting satire funny.

It's not like I EVER thought a pardon was even a possibility.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:24 PM

5. Sure. I seem to recall some reference to satire in College.

But satire is dead in the age of Trump. Nothing - no matter how silly or illegal - is beyond consideration by Trump.

DU very helpfully provides a smiley when satire is intended:

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:28 PM

6. I'll try to post to the lowest common denominator in the future.

My thought was that most DUers are above average intelligence because they are here on DU. I stand corrected. At least in this case.

Jury, please read the whole thred before you vote.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 10:40 PM

7. I appreciate your forbearance for the dull among us.

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