After a denial of a stay of execution from the Florida State Supreme Court and now the U.S. Supreme Court, convicted killer and former Greenport resident Robert Waterhouse will be put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Florida State Prison as planned since Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the order of execution — his first of the year — on Jan. 4.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced the denial on Wednesday morning, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Waterhouse, 65, was sentenced to life in 1967 for the 1966 rape-murder of 77-year-old Greenport resident Ella Carter. While out on lifetime parole in 1980, he raped and killed Deborah Kammerer in St. Petersburg, Fla., and was convicted of first-degree murder.
For more details about Waterhouse's early life, and for comments from those who knew him and were affected by his crimes — including Trustee George Hubbard and owner Robert Heaney — click on The Suffolk Times' website.