The Gainesville ripper is one of the famous serial killers that has come to the light again, after a debate in the privacy of the family to not show victim’s photos.
Danny Harold Rolling was a convicted serial killer who was dubbed The Gainesville Ripper. He murdered and mutilated 5 students in the late '80s. Rolling eventually confessed to murdering 8 people total, and was executed on October 25, 2006 at age 52.
The mother of one of the victims Sonja Larson doesn't want the crime scene photos to go public because it will be too much for her to take.
The pictures of the crime scenes are said to be horrific and they're not currently on the web.
Picture of Danny Harold Rollings, the Gainesville Ripper.
A judge eventually said that the photos would be made available to the public. However, no copies were to be made. In the age of the internet, this is something that isn't feasible.
As a result of his murder convictions, Rolling was executed by lethal injection on October 25, 2006, and pronounced dead at 6:13 p.m. EDT at Florida State Prison in Starke, approximately 30 miles northeast of Gainesville, Florida, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Rolling's last-ditch appeal.
In the age of the Internet however, is anything ever truly kept a secret and would the instant distribution of material mean that in some cases the damage has already been done before the matter even gets to court?
A 2007 feature film entitled The Gainesville Ripper was shot in the Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida areas, based on the accounts of the killings. In the film, Rolling is portrayed by Zachary Memos.