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Death Row Inmate's Execution Back on Track

Death Row Inmate's Execution Back on Track

The Florida Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling that a former escort service owner is sane enough to be executed.

In an eight-page ruling released Tuesday, the court wrote that a judge in the Eighth Circuit was correct in finding Marshall Lee Gore competent.

Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant for Gore on May 13. Gore had been scheduled to die in July by lethal injection. But a judge halted Gore's execution to consider whether he's mentally ill. Later Tuesday, Scott rescheduled Gore's execution for Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

Gore's lawyer maintains that his client is insane.

Gore was convicted in the 1988 slaying of Robyn Novick, a 30-year-old exotic dancer. In addition to Novick, Gore also was sentenced to death for the 1988 slaying of Susan Roark.

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