Marshall Lee Gore: Stay of execution issued for former escort service owner

Stay of execution issued for former escort service

STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- A former escort service owner convicted in the slayings of two Florida women has been granted a temporary stay of execution.

Marshall Lee Gore was scheduled to die by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison Monday at 6 p.m.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals approved a motion filed by Gore's attorney less than two hours before the procedure was expected to begin.

Gore was sentenced to death for the 1988 killing of Robyn Novick, a 30-year-old exotic dancer whose body was found in Miami-Dade County. Gore was also convicted in the slaying of Susan Roark, whose body was found in Columbia County.

A hearing will be held on Thursday.
 

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