STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A former carnival worker who was convicted of killing three Tampa Bay-area women and then married a member of his defense team has been executed in Florida.
Gov. Rick Scott’s office says Oscar Ray Bolin was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 10:16 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison in Starke. The scheduled 6 p.m. execution time was delayed until the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Bolin’s final appeal without comment.
The death warrant Scott signed in October was for the 1986 killing of Teri Lynn Matthews. The 26-year-old Matthews was abducted from a post office just north of Tampa.
Bolin said, “No, sir,” when asked if he wanted to make a final statement Thursday night. The execution took about 12 minutes, during which Bolin’s chest heaved for several minutes as he took a number of deep breaths