GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)- Gary Ray Bowles has killed at least six people and is scheduled to die today by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison. He clearly fits the criteria set by the Governor for using the ultimate penalty.
Back in March Governor DeSantis said, " "I'm supportive of it [death penalty] for the most serious offenses."
Florida's first lady Casey DeSantis had to cancel an appearance at a President Trump rally because of the scheduled execution.
It's believed Bowles targeted gay men in Florida, Georgia, and other states. If there is no stay placed on Bowles execution he will be the state of Florida's 99th execution since 1979.
Organizations like the Florida Catholic Conference are asking the Governor to halt the execution because they say he is behind bars at the Florida State Prison. The Conference also says that Bowles was abused.
Emmanuel Mennonite Church is a religious group in Gainesville and is planning to protest the execution.
We have learned that serial killer Gary Ray Bowles has been executed.
He was set to die by Lethal Injection at the Florida State Prison in Starke.