“It took more than three decades, but convicted serial killer and rapist Bobby Joe Long was executed Thursday evening in Florida as two of his surviving victims looked on.
“”I wanted to look him in the eye,” said Lisa McVey Noland, who was 17 when Long kidnapped her early November 3, 1984, as she was riding her bicycle home from work. Long raped her and held her hostage for more 26 hours before letting her go, she said.
“”I wanted to be the first person he saw,” Noland said. “Unfortunately, he didn’t open his eyes.”
“Long, 65, was executed at 6:55 p.m. without incident, a Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman told reporters.
“He had been convicted in the killings of eight women that terrorized the Tampa Bay area in 1984, according to CNN affiliate WFLA, and received a death sentence for the murder of Michelle Simms.”
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