Episode 180:

Live at the Tampa Theatre in Tampa

Oscar Ray Bolin


Bobby Joe Long


Episode 180: Live at the Tampa Theatre in Tampa

Karen and Georgia cover serial killers Oscar Ray Bolin and Bobby Joe Long.

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Oscar Ray Bolin

Oscar Ray Bolin Notes:

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"Oscar Ray Bolin Jr. ( 22 of January of 1962 - 7 of January of 2016 ) was a serial murderer American sentenced to death for the murder and rape of three young girls in Florida. He was executed on 7 January as as 2016 became the first inmate executed this year in the United States.

Bolin was charged in 1990 for the three murders and underwent three trials, one for each victim. In each case, he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death . 2 Although each of these verdicts was revoked on appeal at least twice for procedural errors, the juries systematically returned to issue a guilty verdict (ten in all), although in the case of Natalie Holley for murder in the second degree, so that for this he did not finally receive a death sentence, but life imprisonment.

Oscar Bolin was executed with a lethal injection on Thursday 7 of January of 2016 at Florida State Prison in Starke , becoming the first inmate executed this year in the United States..."

— Source: Oscar Ray Bolin ikipedia

Bobby Joe Long

Bobby Joe Long Notes:

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"Robert Joseph Long (October 14, 1953 – May 23, 2019), also known as Bobby Joe Long, was an American serial killer and rapist who was executed for the murder of Michelle Denise Simms. Long abducted, sexually assaulted, and murdered at least 10 women in the Tampa Bay Area in Florida during an eight-month period in 1984. He released one of his last victims, 17-year-old Lisa McVey, after raping her over a period of 26 hours. McVey provided information to the police that enabled them to track him down.

Long moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1983. Long’s first victim was discovered in May 1984, when the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) was called to a crime scene where the body of a nude woman had been found. This began an intensive investigation into the abduction, rape, and murder of at least 10 women in three counties in the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas) involving the personnel from the HCSO, the FBI, the Tampa Police Department (TPD), the Pasco County Sheriff's Office (PCSO), and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The bodies of the victims were typically found in a state of decomposition long after the murders, having been dumped near a rural roadside and dragged into the woods.

Long was sentenced to death for two of the ten murders. He was executed by lethal injection on May 23, 2019..."

— Source: Robert Joseph Long Wikipedia