Former Greenport Resident Is Executed In Florida

A man who was formerly from Greenport was executed in Florida on Wednesday by lethal injection.

Robert Brian Waterhouse was convicted in 1980 of raping and murdering a 29-year-old woman and then dragging her into the ocean where she drowned. The murder occurred in Tampa Bay.

He spent 31-years on death row in a Florida State prison.

During his execution, Mr. Waterhouse claimed he was innocent, stating, “You are about to witness the execution of a wrongly convicted and innocent man.”

Robert Waterhouse was 65-years-old. He was on death row longer than any other person in the state of Florida.


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