In Florida, a man was just executed for a murder he committed more than 28 years ago!
Reading this article that made the front page of Fox News made me think, yet again, does the death penalty bring closure?
Whatever you think of the death penalty, you have to seriously be bothered by cases like this one.
David Alan Gore, 58, was pronounced dead at 6:19 p.m. Thursday after receiving an injection at the Florida State Prison, officials said.
Asked if he had a final statement, Gore said as he lay strapped to a gurney: "Yes, I do."
"I want to say to the Elliott family [the victim he killed for which he was sentenced to death], I am sorry for the death of your daughter. I am not the man I was back then, 28 years ago. I am a Christian. Christ lives within me. I hope you all can find peace today," Gore said.
Making no eye contact with the family, he added that he hoped the family could "find it in their hearts to forgive me" and concluded: "I don't fear death."