When will Linda Raulerson’s killer be brought to justice?
by Robert A. Waters
It’s been exactly two-and-a-half years since Linda Raulerson, 56, was gunned down as a video camera recorded the execution. The Lake City, Florida convenience store clerk was closing for the night when she was murdered.
If there was any justice in this world, her killer would already have been caught, tried, convicted, and executed. But 912 days later, there have been no arrests, no trials, no convictions, and no executions--only that lingering vision of a different type of execution.
Within hours of Raulerson’s death, the few dollars snatched by her executioner were likely already up his nose. He may have already been bragging to other crack-heads about the clerk he offed. Within a short time, he would almost certainly have been preying on other innocents.
Meanwhile, a hard-working lady, well-loved by family and friends, lay in a cold morgue. She’d done absolutely nothing to deserve her execution--in fact, the video shows her complying with her killer. By all accounts, Linda Raulerson led an exemplary life as a wife, mother, and citizen of her community.
Her killer has walked free long enough. If you have any information about this case, you can call America’s Most Wanted at 1-800-274-6388 and remain anonymous.