Attorney General of Florida, Pam Bondi (Tampa ADA when Debra LaFave, teacher, that molested her 14 year old male student and was dubbed “to pretty to go to jail”) has now postponed a scheduled Florida execution because she is having a re-election kick-off Campaign Fundraiser in Tampa today.

"What's going on down there? It's ridiculous," said Phyllis Novick, the Ohio mother of one of Marshall Lee Gore's victims, when told Monday about the reason for the delay.
Gore, 50, raped, strangled and stabbed 30-year-old Robyn Novick in 1988 before dumping her body into a Miami-Dade County trash heap. Gore was also sentenced to die for the slaying of 19-year-old Susan Roark, whose body was found a few months later in Columbia County.
Of course Governor Scott agreed and the execution is rescheduled for October 1st.
I am not a fan of the death penalty but this takes the cake. The state of Florida needs a good old fashion house cleaning of the ridiculous government officials and legislators.
Florida has become the laughing stock of the nation. Yesterday we had George Zimmerman in the news again for domestic allegations against his wife and her father. Anybody else would have been arrested on the spot-not George-I digress.

Pam Bondi issued a statement saying she made a mistake. Gore's attorney, Ted Scher, said

"It's very unusual. It's particularly unusual given the attorney general's position in these cases that all we (defense lawyers) do is delay these executions."
Chasing money has become the norm,
said David Donnelly executive director of Public Campaign Action Fund.
"Wherever one stands on the death penalty, there isn't anyone in America that believes an execution should be postponed for political fundraising. That Pam Bondi requested a delay in this execution shows how the nonstop chase for campaign cash has hollowed out the morality of our political system. Her moral compass is broken.”

Originally posted to appledown on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 08:25 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Florida.

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