Danny Harold Rollings: Gainesville Ripper Crime Scene Pictures?

When Sonja Larson was murdered by Danny Harold Rollings, a serial killer known as the Gainesville Ripper in 1990, her mother Ada Larson fought hard to seal her autopsy and crime scene photos from the media and the public eye.

Danny Harold Rollings also known as the Gainesville Ripper mutilated and killed a number of Florida college students, leaving behind gruesome crime scenes. Pictures were taken of the scenes. As part of his ritual, he left his female victims' mutilated corpses in grotesque poses.

Why does Sonja Larson's mom wants to keep the crime scene pictures so secretive?
I mean the other pictures went public, right?

Is there any place on the web I can look at the Gainesville Ripper crime scene photos?

asked by Caden in Law & Ethics | 15949 views | 04-07-2010 at 03:43 AM

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.

Danny Harold Rollings 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.

answered by Marcel | 04-07-2010 at 03:51 AM

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