Elmer Leon Caroll was executed by the state of Florida on May 29, 2013. Elmer was pronounced dead at 6:12 pm EDT, inside the execution chamber at the Florida State Penitentiary in Raiford, Florida. Elmer was 56 years of age. He was executed for the rape and murder of 10-year-old Christine McGowan on October 28, 1990, in her Apopka, Florida home. Elmer also stole Christine’s father’s construction truck.
A mental health expert testified that Elmer was an alcoholic and abused multiple drugs. Elmer reportedly had a low level of education. Elmer had previously convicted, twice, for molesting children. At the time of the murder, he was living in a halfway house. While in prison, Elmer was written up at least 20 times during his time in prison for various offenses.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Christine. Please pray for the family of Elmer.