woman in 1980 scheduled for execution tonight
Unless there is a last-minute stay, a man condemned for the 1980 murder of a
woman in St. Petersburg will be executed this evening at Florida State Prison
Robert Waterhouse, 65, is sentenced to die for the January 1980 murder of
Deborah Kammerer, 29.
Gov. Rick Scott signed Waterhouse's death warrant on Jan. 4.
Waterhouse was seen leaving a bar with Kammerer the night before she was found
dead. Blood, hair and fiber evidence also tied him to the murder. He previously
had served 8 years in prison in New York for raping and murdering an elderly
Appeals by Waterhouse's lawyer were rejected by the Florida Supreme Court last
week, but the lawyer said he intended to explore more appeals in the federal
Details of husband's ambush attempt released
A Wesley Chapel man accused of trying to set his wife ablaze, but badly burning
himself instead, dropped a steak knife and an axe handle as he chased her
outside her apartment earlier this month, records released Tuesday show. After
Hillsborough County deputies responded to the Feb. 6 incident at the
Countrywood Apartments in Carrollwood, they said they found a gas canister and
duct tape in the car that the man, Matthew Wong, 50, was driving. A search
warrant affidavit filed Tuesday shows they also found a bottle of ether.
Deputies said Wong, who is estranged from his wife, Gloria Davis, sought to
(source: Tampa Bay Times)