Bobby Joe Long, 65, was declared dead at 6:55 p.m. Thursday. The victim-turned-deputy with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said she was held captive for about 26 hours.
"I wanted to be the first person he saw. You made your bed; it's time to lay in it". After high school, he married his childhood sweetheart, but the relationship became violent. One day, he grabbed her, choked her and slammed her head into a television, knocking her unconscious with a gash to the forehead. 'I'll never do it again. She could tell the direction they were driving and when they were on Interstate 275 north of Tampa.
Long abducted and raped her when Noland was 17. Long was convicted for killing 22-year-old Michelle Simms. "The execution took place without incident", Michelle Glady, the department's director of communications, said in a statement.
Noland said Wednesday that she wanted to hear Long's final words even though she wouldn't be able to address him. "Unfortunately, he didn't open his eyes", survivor Lisa Noland said.More news: Pakistan PM Khan speaks with Modi to congratulate him on election win
"I have forgiven the man for what he did to me-the name calling, the physical violence, everything else ..."
"Another 17-year-old girl probably wouldn't have been able to handle it the way that I have", she said". His first victim was Artiss Ann Wick in March 1984.
He was captured after an eight-month killing spree in the Tampa Bay area. Most victims were strangled, though others had their throats cut or were bludgeoned to death. "Thank you for choosing me instead of another 17-year-old girl". Though blindfolded during the ordeal, she recalled the auto and details about Long.
Long admitted after his arrest to being "The Classified Ad Rapist", the moniker investigators gave while trying to solve dozens of rapes. Long would go through classified ads and make appointments to see items for sale. She appealed to a glimmer of kindness he showed while he washed her hair after raping her repeatedly.
She knew she couldn't make him angry. She would turn on the TV news every morning while getting ready for work.More news: Arjen Robben finally explains why he left Real Madrid
Her body was found on the side of a road in Tampa in May 1984, NBC News reported. They said the cocktail of lethal drugs would fail and could cause Long to suffer cruel and unusual punishment, in violation of the US Constitution. Long caught her before she fell.
"She asked me to tell everybody that she's very sorry for everybody's losses".
But Noland said she had "no ill will" toward Long and that she had forgiven him. "I had to learn who he was, what made him tick". And he said, "I'm not joking, '" Brown said.
While she agrees Long should be executed, she knows it is opening up wounds for her son and daughter and the families of those killed.
The report says no one "had a visible reaction" and there was "no emotion expressed" from the victims families.More news: Manchester United 're-establish' communication with Griezmann
She said she knew from her past abuse that if she fought, it would further enrage her attacker.