Catholics plead with Gov Scott to stay serial killer's execution

Apr 11, 2012

David Alan Gore is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday. Gore is convicted for the murder of six women. But Regan McCarthy reports six Bishops from the Florida Catholic Conference are asking Florida Governor Rick Scott to stay the execution.

Mike McCarron, the executive director of the Florida Catholic Conference, says his organization believes in the sanctity of life and doesn’t think using the death penalty is the right choice for the people of the state.

“When we respond to murder by killing that in essence sanctions violence. So our rational and our reasons are not so much the cost or the uncertainty. It’s more a question of whether or not it should be our policy to use the death penalty when we have an alternative.

McCarron says the state should use life sentences without the possibility of parole. The Florida Catholic Conference asks the governor for a stay every time an execution is scheduled.