Florida to Execute Killer

    In this undated photo provided by the Florida Dept. of Corrections, shows Robert Brian Waterhouse. Roman Catholic bishops in Florida are asking Gov. Rick Scott to stop the execution of Waterhouse, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Waterhouse was convicted in 1980 for raping and killing a 29-year-old mother in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Dept. of Corrections)

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    After being convicted of the rape and murder of a 29-year-old mother more than 30 years ago, Robert Brian Waterhouse is scheduled to be executed in Florida at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening. Waterhouse, who was paroled after serving eight years for the 1966 murder of an elderly woman in New York, came to the attention of police soon after the body Deborah Kammerer was discovered in the Tampa Bay surf in 1980. The intervening years have been taken up by a string of appeals, with the Florida governor first signing Waterhouse’s death warrant in 1985. Waterhouse’s request for a stay of execution was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier on Wednesday.

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