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Fla. killer executed for teen girl's 1983 killing

5:41 PM, Apr 12, 2012   |    comments
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STARKE, Fla. -- A killer who alarmed a Florida coastal community with a string of killings nearly 30 years ago has been executed for a girl's slaying in 1983.

David Alan Gore was pronounced dead at 6:19 p.m. Thursday after receiving an injection at the Florida State Prison, officials said.

The 58-year-old inmate was condemned for killing 17-year-old Lynn Elliott. Court records show Gore and a cousin kidnapped her and a friend and took them to a house in Vero Beach where Gore raped them both.

Elliott freed herself and ran naked from the house, but Gore chased her down and shot her in the head. Police were called after a boy saw Gore running naked and saved Elliott's friend.

Authorities say they later determined Gore killed three other girls and two women.

The Associated Press

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