High Court Refuses to Halt Rolling Execution

TALLAHASSEE, FLA -

Serial killer Danny Rolling has lost another Florida Supreme Court appeal to halt his execution.

Rolling is now 52. He has admitted killing five Gainesville college students in 1990.

His execution is scheduled for next week.

His case cites an American Bar Association report that contends Florida's death penalty system is flawed in part because it permits juries to recommend executions by less than an unanimous vote and provides inadequate legal representation for defendants.

The justices reiterated their conclusion that the A-B-A report can't be considered newly discovered evidence because it was already available and includes nothing that would cause them to strike down the death penalty.

Rolling's lawyer says he plans further appeals in state and federal courts.

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