Somber Ceremony 25 Years After UF Slayings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ Five students who were slain in Gainesville 25 years ago will be remembered during a memorial service.

The Gainesville Sun reports the service at the University of Florida’s Baughman Center on Tuesday afternoon will be held in honor of the students killed by Danny Rolling in August 1990.

Rolling was arrested 10 days after the last murder, which terrorized the community as students were returning to campus.





He was executed in 2006.

One of the students, 18-year-old Christa Leigh Hoyt was a Santa Fe Community College student.

The others, 17-year-old Christina Powell, 18-year-old Sonja Larson, 23-year-old Manual Taboada and 23-year-old Tracy Inez Paules, attended the University of Florida.

University President Kent Fuchs and Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell are scheduled to speak.