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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Florida Corrections:  Centuries of Progress
2012 - Today

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February 2012

Robert Waterhouse was convicted of the 1980 murder of Deborah Kammerer of St. Petersburg, whose body was found in Tampa Bay. She'd been beaten, raped and dragged into the bay, where she drowned. Waterhouse was executed on February 15, 2012 after 31 years on death row.

Robert Waterhouse
Robert Waterhouse's mugshot

April 2012

David Alan Gore, 58, was executed on Thursday, April 12, for the murder of Lynn Elliott, 17, whom he had kidnapped in Pinellas County in 1983 when she was hitchhiking to the beach. He admitted to killing a total of six women. He was pronounced dead at Florida State Prison at 6:19 pm after more than 26 years on death row

David Alan Gore's mugshot

December 2012

Manuel Pardo, 56, was executed on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 for a 1986 killing spree in which he murdered nine people. Pardo, a former police officer and Highway Patrol Officer, was executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke and pronounced dead at 7:47 pm. He had been on death row since June 1988. His last meal consisted of roasted pork, red beans and rice, plantains, avocado and tomatoes with olive oil. For dessert, he had pumpkin pie, eggnog and Cuban coffee. Per Florida policy, last meals may not exceed $40 and must be purchased locally

Manuel Pardo's mugshot


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We hope you enjoyed our History of Corrections and maybe learned a little in the process. While we have done our best to be accurate, we know that it is impossible to be 100% correct! If you spotted an error, please let us know as we would very much like to correct it. (Also, if you have pictures to further illustrate events mentioned, we would love to get a copy and include them.)

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