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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
In the annals of crime in America, the murders that George Porter, Jr., committed in Florida in October 23 years ago were tragically commonplace. A stormy relationship between a man and his live-in girlfriend, spiraling downward into threats, the man departs then returns to stalk the woman, his mood darkens, he steals a gun, spends a night drinking, and then he murders, twice. First, the former girlfriend is shot dead, then her new boyfriend is gunned down. The killer is tried and convicted of both killings and gets the death penalty for one, life in prison for the other.