Waterhouse Execution For St. Pete Murder Will Go Ahead This Evening

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a stay of execution for a man who raped a 29-year-old mother and left her to drown in the surf of Tampa Bay more than three decades ago.

Sixty-five-year-old Robert Brian Waterhouse is set to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Florida State Prison near Starke. He has been on death row for more than 31 years — longer than any inmate previously executed in Florida.

Waterhouse was convicted in 1980 of killing Deborah Kammerer of St. Petersburg, whose body was found in the tidal flats of Tampa Bay. She’d been beaten, raped and dragged into the surf. The two had been seen leaving a bar together, and blood, hair and fibers found in his car linked Waterhouse to the slaying.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Pre

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