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Governor DeSantis signs death warrant for Tampa serial killer Robert 'Bobby' Joe Long

Posted at 8:51 AM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 10:35:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a death warrant for convicted Tampa serial killer and rapist Robert "Bobby" Joe Long.

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The governor's office announced the execution date has been set for Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Long was captured in 1984 and he admitted to killing at least 10 women in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. He also claimed to have raped approximately 40 women in three different states. He pleaded guilty to 8 homicides and he was convicted and sentenced to death in 1985.