Lynn,I met BJL in the 80s & he worked w a friend of mine at Tpa Gen Hosp in radiation... I was one of the ones he planned to kill but fate intervened & I was spared. He killed 2 of my colleagues/friends(Kim Swann & Peggy(Lana)). They were both cool girls, had problems, & thus, were vulnerable. I was a dancer at The Sly Fox with them but went home EVERY night to my family; actually, my boyfriend took me to and from work each day or night to avoid such problems...It was when my boyfriend hit me & threw ALL of my keys in the pond that I remet BJL- I am fortunate to be alive!He is a true monster & shoulda been "terminated" LONG AGO!!!!!!! I still miss Kim & think of her often. The books written about this asshole are NOT accurate on LOTS of info & I was NOT a working girl- just a dancer. I hope BJL rots in the Hell he deserves. Of course, him being in a cell by himself all these yers has to be torture(since he thinks he's all that & in fact is NOTHING). Oh, my!
I remember when Bobby Joe Long worked at Tampa General. He was a friend of my sisters husband, so we talked about sharing an appt, untill he made passes at me. I turned him down & that pissed him off. Later raped me & nothing was done. Later that month he punched me in the face, I called the cops. At that time he was getting off or probation. The police didn't know wnat he was realy like. He killed his first not more than a month after he walked on the assault charges. My friend & his neighbor said to the jury coming out " the next time you hear about him it will be for murder!: And so it goes. His plan was to kill me but to make it look like just one of a string of murders. He went so far as to go to Ocala & ask around friends as how to find me. Lisa McVey worked less than a mile from my home. He hates me because I accused him of rape & he couldn't stand it that I had refused him & exposed him for what he is. I feel bad for all the women that he raped & murdered. If he had been convicted of my assault then when he car jacked a woman in Pinallas he wouldn't have gotten just probation. No one could connect the dots. I only hope that the familes & loved one of his victims get justice & know that no matter what they did in life or how troubled they were, THEY MATTERED! Their life had meaning that is why I co-wrote the book "Smoldering Embers". I wanted people to know that these victims were as important as the "COLLEGE" girls that Danny Rollings killed in Gainsville. They were not throw aways, they mattered to all who loved them. My prayers still go out to the loved ones. God bless