MIAMI — For the fourth time this year an execution is scheduled for convicted killer Marshall Lee Gore.
He escaped previous appointments in the death chamber by insanity claims and because of a conflict with one of Attorney General Pam Bondi's political fundraising events.
Gore, 49, is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday for the March 1988 killing of Robyn Novick, a 30-year-old exotic dancer whose naked body was found dumped in rural Miami-Dade County. Gore was also convicted of killing another woman, Susan Roark, and of attempting to kill another.
His death sentence was initially set for June 24 but was delayed by legal maneuvering. Gov. Rick Scott then set it for July 10, but yet another court held hearings on Gore's claims that he is too insane to execute. Among other things, Gore says he suffers from delusions related to a conspiracy theory that he will be executed so elite and wealthy people can harvest his organs.
After the state Supreme Court upheld denying Gore's claims, the execution was reset for Sept. 10.
Then Scott abruptly delayed it again, initially giving no explanation. It later turned out that Bondi had requested the postponement because of the fundraiser, for which she has since apologized.