Fla. AG: It was wrong to ask for execution delay

AP News
Posted: Sep 09, 2013 6:54 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says it was wrong for her office to seek to delay the execution of a former escort service owner because of a campaign fundraiser.

Gov. Rick Scott delayed the execution of convicted killer Marshall Lee Gore from Tuesday until Oct. 1 at Bondi's request. The original execution date conflicted with a Bondi fundraiser.

Gore's execution had been delayed twice before. Bondi said in a statement late Monday that her office should have not requested another delay.

Scott said Monday that he did not know why Bondi asked for the delay.

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Bondi's reason for wanting the date delayed was initially reported by The News Service of Florida.

Gore was convicted in the 1988 slayings of two women and the attempted killing of a third.