Killer's letters lead to speedy execution

2012-04-06 08:02

Florida - Serial killer David Alan Gore is set to be executed sooner than he expected, in part because he could not stop bragging about raping and murdering four teenagers and two women in Florida three decades ago.

An author published the inmate's grotesque letters and a newspaper columnist and editorial board brought the case to the attention of Florida Governor Rick Scott.

The Republican promptly signed the death warrant even though more than 40 other men have been on death row longer.

Gore is set to die on April 12.

"Those letters are so disturbing and so insightful into who this person is," said Pete Earley, who recently published some of the letters in his book Serial Killer Whisperer.

Earley said: ''Gore, actually, he talked his way into the death chamber."

Another writer, Tony Ciaglia wrote to Gore and other serial killers on a whim after suffering a severe head injury as a teenager in an effort to better understand them.

He began exchanging letters with Gore about five years ago and received about 200 pages in all. Most in the book are too graphic to quote.

In one of the letters, Gore described step-by-step how he and his cousin abducted two 14-year-old friends and sexually assaulted them.

In another letter, Gore described his uncontrollable desire to kill.

  • Squeegee - 2012-04-06 08:12

    Time to go...

      Dries - 2012-04-08 11:18

      Jip give him the green injection and make sure he gets enough of it

  • Barefoot - 2012-04-06 08:15

    The surname says it all, this got me wondering we don't hear about many serial killers in S.A, are they few? is because they are too stupid to have a modus operandi? or is it the investigators don't always see a link between murders? please don't turn this into a race issue please

      Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-06 08:38

      Its because they get treated like the victim's and the victims like the criminals

      Carlien - 2012-04-06 08:38

      The fact is, you just don't hear about them. They are out there, and the investigators might know about them, but they do not talk about it. These people get a "kick" out of being famous and talked about, so I think the less publicity, the better for us. Whether they actually get caught is another question?

      veritas.odium.paret - 2012-04-06 08:44

      Well, American SKs have first world privileges and know all the 'in' serial killer trends like picking victims that can be linked in some way to each other (and subsequently to him/her) and having a modus operandi so that, god forbid, his kills arent credited to someone else (and ofcoz for purposes of getting a cheezy name in the media). Ours are just maniacs who seem to kill impulsively everytime and mostly not caught because police can be even less organised.

  • Phillip van Niekerk - 2012-04-06 08:19

    There is allot of these types in SA. Unfortunately the SA law is designed in such way that they are protected like an endangered Animal.

      Rebecca - 2012-04-06 08:35

      don't you people watch the news? Just a few weeks ago there was a report on a serial killer now on trail, so stop spewing that SA law-protecting-them garbage...or google SA serial killers (however macabre that may sound) the US just sensationalise them more-

      justice.mpho1 - 2012-04-06 10:26

      @Phillip,you guys have a tendancy to turn each and every debacle into a political one and mocking the government is the primary motive...if your not satisfied with anything that the country does-go live somewhere else-and stop being such a nuisance!

      Sam - 2012-04-06 10:27

      Well said, Rebecca. We've had PLENTY of serial killers and serial rapists (and sometimes both) on trial here. There are way too many people spewing any garbage about this country, as long as it's derogatory. I wonder why.

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-04-06 08:26

    'Uncontrollable desire to kill'. Well, now, you gon' die! How ya feel ab't dat son?

      Piet - 2012-04-06 08:37

      Must have family in Africa....

      veritas.odium.paret - 2012-04-06 09:02

      Geez, it's good friday! What's cloaking YOUR pipe?

      Dries - 2012-04-08 11:22

      VOP, He is not going to feel nothing, believe me, its just a injection and he is gone, like putting someone to sleep. The f....r is not going to feel nothing.....

  • Mawande Willy Wenzell Mbudane - 2012-04-06 08:31

    Some ppl r possessed by powerless demons. I dont think a reasonable person can hve balls to brag abt rape and murder nt unless some evil is using him.

  • Arthur - 2012-04-06 08:53

    David Alan Gore and Fred Waterfield, criminal cousins in Florida, took to hunting down women during the early 1980s for their violent sexual pleasure. Gore served as an auxiliary sheriff's deputy, which made their "hobby" much easier to pull off. Waterfield offered Gore $1,000 for each pretty girl he could bring back. He used his badge to get girls into his car, taking his first victim off a school bus and driving her home to get her mother, so he would have two. He raped them both, and when Waterfield arrived, he tied up the mother so tight that she choked to death. He then raped the teenager and murdered her, leaving Gore to get rid of the bodies. Waterfield demanded a blonde and Gore complied by disabling Judith Daley's car and offering her a ride to a phone. They raped her, killed her, and then dumped her in a swamp for the alligators to feed on. Their next victims were a pair of female hitchhikers, who were raped and then shot. The spree ended when someone phoned in a report that a naked man was chasing a naked woman, firing a gun. The police arrived at the suspect's house to find the body of a 17-year-old girl in the trunk of Gore's car. Gore surrendered and showed the officers to the attic. There they found a 14-year-old girl, still alive, bound to the rafters. She was a friend of the dead girl, and they had been hitchhiking together.

      Arthur - 2012-04-06 08:54

      Gore quickly turned on his cousin, describing their criminal history in detail. Waterfield was caught, both of them were convicted of rape and murder, and Gore received a death sentence while Waterfield got two life sentences.

      Arthur - 2012-04-06 08:56

      Taken from - they also talk about a few other serial killers - scary stuff.

  • Colin - 2012-04-06 08:55

    Something I do for a living is to analyse Handwriting....the sample of this "Man" (actually a monster) is scary. See some of the letter he wrote here: After careful examination you will notice NO upper and lower loops, and that all of his words begin and end with "defensive" loops - what this shows is that he is living in his own "closed circuit" mind - oblivious to the feelings of others. Also, you will notice ALL his T-Bars are directed downwards - showing that he is very stubborn, and closed off to ANY outside influences. His PPI (personal pronoun "I" - shows that he had little or no meaningful relationship with either his mother or father. There is a LOT besides - we could use handwriting analysis a lot more in SA. Pity we don't..... His handwriting portrays a scary character - let alone what he has done in real life. His case tends to support the ultimate sentence passed on him.

      Arthur - 2012-04-06 09:13

      Colin that's a really interesting field. I notice in the first letter of the link you gave he has a few loops, the second letter has very few and the third there is only one right at the end where he says "Always"and the words "enjoy" and "please" also have slight loops, but most of the letter above don't. How many people still write in Cursive nowadays? Most people seem to write in a combination of print and Cursive. Tell us more, I would be interested to read about it! If you're not analysing criminals writing is it in corporate forensics?

  • Ian - 2012-04-06 08:59

    fry his ass

  • Morgaen - 2012-04-06 09:22

    Pity, I was hoping it was Al Gore who was going to be executed...

      Sam - 2012-04-06 10:29

      What a bloody stupid comment. Or are you trying to be funny?

  • Kevin - 2012-04-06 09:55

    Could it just be that the Floridian authorities simply don't like people called Gore?

  • Sheik - 2012-04-06 10:12

    Pity our guys can't write due to poor education.

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