Fla. killer executed for teen girl's 1983 killing

April 12, 2012 - 5:25 PM
Florida Gore Execution

FILE - In this undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Corrections shows death row inmate David Alan Gore. Gov. Rick Scott ordered the execution of Gore, a central Florida serial killer who raped and dismembered five women and a teenager. He is scheduled to be executed April 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Florida Department of Corrections, File)

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A killer who alarmed a Florida coastal community with a string of killings nearly 30 years ago has been executed for a girl's slaying in 1983.

David Alan Gore was pronounced dead at 6:19 p.m. Thursday after receiving an injection at the Florida State Prison, officials said.

The 58-year-old inmate was condemned for killing 17-year-old Lynn Elliott. Court records show Gore and a cousin kidnapped her and a friend and took them to a house in Vero Beach where Gore raped them both. Elliott freed herself and ran naked from the house, but Gore chased her down and shot her in the head.

Police were called after a boy saw Gore running naked and saved Elliott's friend. Authorities say they later determined Gore killed three other girls and two women.