When Kathleen Reeves visited her murdered daughter's grave on what would have been her 55th birthday, she brought flowers. Rolled up inside the bouquet was the newly signed death warrant for convicted serial killer Oscar Ray Bolin.
"It's the last thing I can do for her," Reeves, 78, said through tears.
Unless an appeals court or the U.S. Supreme Court steps in, Bolin, 53, will be executed Thursday at 6 p.m. ET in Florida State Prison for the 1986 beating and stabbing death of Reeves' daughter, Teri Lynn Matthews. He was also convicted of the deaths of two other young Tampa women, Stephanie Collins and Natalie Holley, killed the same way that year.
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Those convictions were eventually overturned — twice — but Bolin was eventually found guilty and condemned to die at his third retrial for Matthews' death.