Florida executes serial killer who murdered credit union employee

Gary Ray Bowles, who strangled David A. Jarman, a loan processor at a Washington, D.C., cooperative, dies by lethal injection Thursday.

Florida executed a serial killer Thursday night who murdered six men, including a credit union employee in 1994.

Gary Ray Bowles, 57, was executed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 10:58 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke, the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis announced.

In April 1994, Bowles strangled to death David A. Jarman, a 38-year loan processor for the $5 billion Bank Fund Staff Federal Credit Union in Washington, D.C., according to Maryland police authorities and local media reports.

Jarman’s body was found in his Wheaton, Md., apartment after he did not report to work at the BFSFCU, according to a June 1994 article in the Washington Post. At that time, Montgomery County police linked Jarman’s murder to other men in Florida and Georgia who had been murdered in a similar manner as Jarman. In each case, Bowles stuffed the victims’ throats with objects such as rags, toilet paper, dirt and leaves.

 

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