25 August 2019 :
Gary Ray Bowles, 57, White, was executed. He was sentenced to death in Florida on September 6, 1996, and resentenced to death on September 7, 1999. Bowles admitted to killing six men between March and November 1994 in Florida, Georgia and Maryland but was only convicted of three deaths. Sometimes dubbed the "I-95 killer", most of his victims were found near the interstate corridor that spans the entire eastern seaboard of the US. Investigators say the 57-year-old left an abusive household as a child and worked as a prostitute to gay men for a number of years before beginning his killing spree. After two jail sentences for grand theft, robbery, assault and rape, he moved to Daytona Beach in 1993. During this time he continued to work as a prostitute, and was living with a girlfriend who left him after discovering his sex work. He later told authorities that he blamed gay men for their break-up, and was angered to learn that his girlfriend had had an abortion, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. After a manhunt, Bowles was arrested in Jacksonville while living under a false identify. He was convicted of killing Walter Hinton, 47, and given a death penalty. He also pleaded guilty and was given life sentences for the murders of John Hardy Roberts, 59, and Albert Alcie Morris, 37. He was not tried in the deaths of Alverson Carter, 47, David Jarman, 38 and Milton Bradley, 72. His lawyers had contended in their appeal that he was too intellectually disabled to be executed. Bowles is the 2nd persone executed this year in Florida, the 99th since Florida resumed executions in 1979, the 13th person to be executed in the US so far this year, and the 1,503rd person executed in the United States since 1977.