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.