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David Gore and his cousin, Freddie Waterfield, picked up 14-year-old Regan Martin and 17-year-old Lynn Elliott, who were hitchhiking to the beach on July 26, 1983.

Gore and his cousin drove the girls back to his house, took them to his bedroom, handcuffed them each, and then separated them.

Gore cut Regan’s clothes off her and sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions. After Gore left Regan, she heard Gore tell Lynn that he would kill her if she did not shut up.

Gore had told Regan to be quiet or he would kill her too. Gore then put Regan in a closet, where she heard two or three gunshots. When Gore returned, he put Regan in the attic, where she was later rescued by the police.

A witness testified that a girl (Lynn) ran naked down the driveway of Gore’s home, and Gore, who was also naked, was chasing her. Gore caught Lynn and threw her to the ground, then dragged her to a tree and shot her twice in the head.

Source: Florida Commission on Capital Cases

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