Bobby Joe Long, 65, is scheduled for a deadly injection in the Florida State Prison on Thursday for a murderous attack that claimed 10 women's lives in the Tampa Bay area in 1984
The sister of one of the 10 women killed by a Florida serial killer to be executed says she hopes his death is painful and that he & # 39; is burning in hell & # 39 ;.
Bobby Joe Long, 65, is scheduled to receive a deadly injection in the Florida State Prison on Thursday of a murderous attack that claimed ten lives of women in the Tampa Bay area in 1984.
The family of one of his victims, 18-year-old Chanel Williams, spoke out a few hours before his execution to give him a & # 39; stone-cold, callous assassin & # 39; to name.
& # 39; I hope it is painful and I hope it burns in hell, & # 39; told Chanel & # 39; s sister Algalana Douglas WTSP.
Long had his last meal on Thursday morning and asked for a roast beef sandwich, bacon and a soft drink.
His violent riot, including rapes and murders, began in March 1984 with the cruel murder of Artiss Ann Wick. Nine more victims followed until his arrest eight months later.
His spree earned him 28 life sentences and the death penalty for one of the murders.
The majority of its victims were strangled, while others cut their throats or were squeezed before being horribly positioned.
After his arrest, Long confessed that and other crimes and admitted that he & # 39; The Classified Ad Rapist & # 39; was – the moniker investigators tried to solve dozens of rapes.
Algalana Douglas, the sister of the 18-year-old victim Chanel Williams, spoke a few hours before his execution and said she hoped he would burn to hell
Long would go through advertisements and make arrangements to see items for sale. If a woman answered the door, he would rap her if she was home alone.
Researchers were horrified and bewildered by the trail of bodies he left in the Tampa Bay area.
His fight against crime ended when one of his rape victims survived and was brave enough to leave a trail of evidence, including blood in his car, and recalled details of where he lived that she could pass on to the police.
That victim, Lisa Noland, had previously survived being raped by her grandmother's friend. She plans to sit in the front row in the room where the witnesses will watch the Long Day of Death.
Long & # 39; s ex-wife, Cindy Brown, said earlier that she regrets not being shot after a brutal beating and the decision has haunted her since he gave the lives he later destroyed.
Brown, Long's darling sweetheart and two children share with him, said she believes he will get what he deserves.
& # 39; This is something that should have happened in my heart many, many years ago & she said.
& # 39; It's been a long time. I hate seeing someone die, but he did the things he did. You have made your bed; it's time to lie in it. & # 39;
Long after his arrest, he admitted that he & # 39; The Classified Ad Rapist & # 39; moniker investigators have already issued dozens of rapes. Long would go through advertisements and make arrangements to see items for sale. He would rape women if they opened the door and were home alone
Long, who has two daughters, went into a murderous attack in Tampa Bay in 1984 and earned him 28 sentences of life and the death penalty for one of the 10 murders
Brown, who was divorced from Long in 1980, still vividly remembers an increasingly violent man.
One day he grabbed her, choked her and hit her head on a television and hit her unconscious with a cut in the forehead.
& # 39; When I recovered, I was on the couch. Of course he was there, crying. & # 39; I will never do it again. I am very sorry. & # 39; Then the following words were: & # 39; If you drive yourself to get your stitches, if you tell them what really happened, I will kill you when you get home, & # 39; said Brown.
She said after that beating, she loaded a gun and pointed to Long with the intention of killing him.
Brown did not go ahead and said it has haunted her ever since.
& # 39; I have forgiven the man for what he did to me – the name that calls, the physical violence, everything else … I don't think I will ever forgive him for what this has caused my children, nor will "I once forgive him for what he did to those girls, whether they were the victims of murder or the victims of rape," said Brown.
In the years following their divorce, it took a long time for his violent uprising against women.
Brown lived in the Miami area, while Long killed women. Although they still feared him, they spoke regularly because he had the right to visit their children.
The woman who was his childhood sweetheart and the father of their two children, Cindy Brown, said she believes he will get what he deserves. The couple got divorced in 1980 for his murderous attack
Brown, who divorced Long in 1980, said she regretted not killing him after a brutal punishment and the decision has haunted her since he gave the lives he later destroyed
She would turn on the TV news every morning as she got ready for work, and one morning he was on the phone when news reported that another of his victims had been found.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; Bob, you always tell me to be careful, but what happens there in Tampa? & # 39; & # 39; Brown said. & # 39; And he said: & # 39; That's why I'm telling you because you never know & # 39;. & # 39;
It wasn't long before she got another phone call from Long and she could tell from his voice that something was wrong.
& # 39; Do you know the girls in Tampa? & # 39; Brown recalled a long saying.
Her first thought was that the then girlfriend of Long, named Barbara, was one of the victims of the serial killer.
& # 39; O my God! They have Barbara! Killed & # 39; & # 39 ;, Brown remembered when he said.
& # 39; He said, "No, I killed the girls." And I told him: & # 39; Bob, that's not funny. Don't be kidding. It's just not funny. & # 39; And he said: & # 39; I'm not kidding, & # 39; & # 39; said Brown.
The sergeant of a Hillsborough sheriff, who took the phone from Long and confirmed that he had been charged.
& # 39; That was when my whole world was turned upside down, & # 39; said Brown.
Although she agrees that Long should be executed, she knows it opens wounds for her son and daughter and the families of the victims.
& # 39; Each of the victims and the families of the victim are in my prayers. I know it's a tough emotional roller coaster for them, and I'm very sorry, "she said with tears in her hand.
& # 39; I understand it's not my fault, but tell my heart. Let my heart believe that. & # 39;
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