The last casualty of the Florida assassin Bobby Joe Long was wearing a suitable T-shirt while sitting in the front row to watch his deadly injection being carried out Thursday night – it said & # 39; Lang & # 39; on the front and & # 39; overdue & # 39; on the backside.
Another witness was wearing a polo shirt with a photo of a victim on the front and the words & # 39; Gone But Not Forgotten & # 39 ;. On the back there were pictures of all 10 victims of the murder and the words & # 39; The Ones That Matter. & # 39;
Lisa Noland – known as Lisa McVey at the time of her attack – was released by Long after he had already murdered ten women in a fierce murder that started in March 1984 and ended his arrest eight months later. Noland helped capture the killer and 34 years ago.
The planned 6:00 pm execution in the Florida State Prison was temporarily postponed while the US Supreme Court reviewed the latest 65-year-old calls.
Lisa Noland (left) who survived an attack in the hands of serial killer Bobby Joe Long (right), speaks with reporters after his execution Thursday in Starke, Florida. She was wearing an appropriate & # 39; Long Overdue & # 39; T-shirt when he received the deadly injection in the Florida State Prison
Long was convicted of killing 22-year-old Michelle Simms. He also served 28 life sentences for the other crimes committed in Tampa Bay.
Prison officials say Long's last meal was a roast beef sandwich, fries, bacon, and a soda.
Long had no last words before he was executed.
& # 39; I wanted to be the first person he saw. Unfortunately, he did not open his eyes, & Numand said.
She started crying after she left once it was over: & # 39; The peace that came over me is a remarkable feeling. & # 39;
In a previous interview, Noland said she would say, & # 39; Thank you & # 39; that she had chosen her as his victim.
& # 39; I would say: & # 39; Thank you for choosing me and not another 17-year-old girl & # 39;. & # 39;
& # 39; Another 17-year-old girl probably wouldn't have tackled it the way I have, & # 39; she said.
Long's last victim, who escaped in 1984, included the design of a graveyard tree she stumbled for when he released her on the modified shirt. Her evidence led to Long & # 39; s imprisonment
The day before her abduction, she planned to end her life after years of sexual abuse by her grandmother's boyfriend.
But in the end, she made heroic use of that history.
& # 39; When he put the gun on my head, it was nothing new to me & # 39 ;, she told The Associated Press earlier this week.
Noland was 17 when she was abducted outside a church and raped by Long.
She described the gun he pressed against her head, the bright light she saw on the dashboard of the car under the edge of her blindfold. It said Magnum, like in Dodge Magnum.
She was menstruating and made sure she left blood in the back seat of the car. She could see when they were on an interstate north of Tampa. When she was taken to the murderer's apartment, she counted the stairs to the second floor. When he let her use the bathroom, she made sure she left fingerprints everywhere.
She said she knew of her past abuse that if they fought Lang, it would make him angry.
& # 39; I had to learn who he was, what he was ticking. If I made the wrong move, could it end my life? So literally, the night before I wrote a suicide note and now I was in a position where I had to save my life, & she said Wednesday.
Michelle Denise Simms, 22, (left) was killed on May 27, 1984. Lana Long, 19, (right) was killed on May 13, 1984
Kimberly Swann, 21, (left) was killed on November 11, 1984. Virginia Johnson, 18, (right) was killed on November 6, 1984
She appealed to a glimpse of kindness that he showed as he washed her hair after she had raped her repeatedly. She asked what did him do what he did. He said he had a bad relationship and hated women. She told him that he seemed nice and that maybe she could be his girlfriend. She wouldn't tell anyone.
Long later, Noland was dressed. He released her and told her not to take the blindfold for five minutes. She got out and stumbled over the curb. Lange caught her before she fell. She waited for what seemed like an eternity and pulled off the blindfold. She stood in front of a tree in another cemetery.
Nowadays she claims that tree is hers and takes it with her in the design of the T-shirt she made to mark the Long version.
And she has joined the ranks of law enforcement officers who captured Long. She is an alternate at the Sheriff & # 39; s Office in Hillsborough County, the same department she helped arrest Long.
Long time later, 10 women were allowed to kill in Tampa Bay. Noland, had previously survived being raped by her grandmother's boyfriend.
Chanel Williams, 18, (left) was killed on October 7, 1984. Elizabeth Loudenback, 22, (right) was killed on June 8, 1984
Kimberly Hoops, 22, (left) was killed on October 31, 1984. Karen Dinsfriend, 28, (right) was killed on October 14, 1984
Investigators nicknamed The Serial Assassin The Classified Ad Rapist while trying to resolve dozens of rapes. Long would go through advertisements and make arrangements to see items for sale. If a woman opened the door and was alone, he would rap her.
Researchers were stunned by the trail of bodies Long left in the Tampa Bay area. Artiss Ann Wick was the first woman to be killed.
Most of the victims were strangled. Some had cut their throats. Others were tormented. Authorities say the killer has positioned most bodies in horrible ways.
As a child, Lange moved from West Virginia to the Miami district and was raised by his mother, a waitress in cocktails.
After high school he married his childhood love, but the relationship became violent.
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, 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
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
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