David Alan Gore, a serial killer convicted of murder, may have sped up his own execution date because he refused to stop bragging about his heinous crimes, which include the admitted killing of six women.
Although he was convicted only for the killing of one victim, 17-year-old Lynn Elliot, he admitted to the rape and murder of others. After spending over 28 years on death row with repeated appeals, Gore's execution will finally come tonight, April 12, at 6 p.m. It is a relief for the family members of victims, who remain haunted by Gore's sick need to broadcast his need to kill.
"For us, it's been a nightmare, because I just turned 81. I was beginning to think that I might die before he went," Carl Elliot, father of Lynn Elliot, told the Associated Press.
The families of the victims feel their emotional attachment to the incidents that happened so many years ago are warranted. Gore not only made victims of Ying Ling, 17, Hisang Ling, 48, Judy Daley, 35, Angelica Lavalle, 14, Barbara Byer, 14, and Lynn Elliot, 17- he enjoyed it.
"It's sort of along the lines as being horny. You start getting horny and it just keeps building until you have to get some relief," Gore wrote to Tony Ciaglia, a man seeking to understand serial killers. "That is the same with the URGE to kill. It usually starts out slow and builds and you will take whatever chances necessary to satisfy it. And believe me, you constantly think about getting caught, but the rush is worth the risk."
Over the course of five years, Ciaglia wrote to Gore, and 200 pages of letters have similar content, most too graphic and sick to print.
"I drug both bodies into the woods where I disposed of them. … It took a couple days to recover from that. It was a perfect experience," the murderer wrote.
Gore's cavalier attitude about the crimes would be his downfall. Pete Earley published some of the letters in his book "Serial Killer Whisperer" saying that "Gore, actually, he talked his way into the death chamber" by revealing how he felt.
Public outrage over the crimes and Gore's lack of remorse grew once the book was published, and it was brought to the attention of Florida governor Rick Scott. A month after he looked at the evidence, he signed the death warrant, skipping the killer ahead of at least 40 other inmates' executions.
Although Gore now blames Ciaglia for allowing the letters to become published, Earley maintains that the speeding up of the execution is no one's fault but the killer's.
"The only person you can blame is Gore himself. His candor and his lack of compassion, empathy and remorse is stomach-churning," said the author.