Meryl McDonald Florida Death Row

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Meryl McDonald and Robert Gordon were sentenced to death by the State of Florida for a contract killing. According to court documents Meryl McDonald and Robert Gordon were hired by the victim’s wife Denise Davidson and her fiancé, Leonardo Cisnero to murder  Dr. Louis Davidson. Meryl McDonald and Robert Gordon would break into the victim’s home where he was bound, tortured and murdered. The residence was ransacked and a number of items were stolen. Meryl McDonald and Robert Gordon were sentenced to death. Denise Davison was sentenced to life and Leonardo Cisnero disappeared and has not been seen since.

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Meryl McDonald 2021 Information

DC Number:180399
Name:MCDONALD, MERYL S
Race:BLACK
Sex:MALE
Birth Date:08/15/1946
Initial Receipt Date:11/17/1995
Current Facility:UNION C.I.
Current Custody:MAXIMUM
Current Release Date:DEATH SENTENCE

Robert Gordon 2021 Information

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Meryl McDonald Florida Death Row
DC Number:123911
Name:GORDON, ROBERT R
Race:BLACK
Sex:MALE
Birth Date:11/25/1962
Initial Receipt Date:11/17/1995
Current Facility:UNION C.I.
Current Custody:MAXIMUM
Current Release Date:DEATH SENTENCE

Denise Davidson 2021 Information

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Meryl McDonald Florida Death Row
DC Number:153691
Name:DAVIDSON, DENISE A
Race:WHITE
Sex:FEMALE
Birth Date:02/17/1960
Initial Receipt Date:09/27/1995
Current Facility:HOMESTEAD C.I.
Current Custody:CLOSE
Current Release Date:SENTENCED TO LIFE

Meryl McDonald More News

Denise Davidson and her fiancé, Leonardo Cisnero, hired Robert Gordon and Meryl McDonald, to kill Ms. Davidson’s estranged husband, Dr. Louis Davidson. 

Early on the morning of 01/25/94, McDonald and Gordon waited in the parking lot of the apartment complex where Dr. Davidson lived.  The two were driven by Susan Shore. Gordon met with Dr. Davidson and the two walked to Davidson’s apartment. 

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Dr. Davidson’s body was discovered later that day by his fiancée.  His body was blindfolded, bound, gagged, and hog-tied, lying face down in a bathtub full of bloody water.  The apartment had been ransacked, and Davidson’s watch, camera, and money clip were missing, although $19,300 in cash and some credit cards remained. 

The medical examiner testified that Davidson had bruises on his face and shoulders, three broken ribs, and multiple lacerations on the back of his scalp, caused by a blunt object.  The cause of Davidson’s death was drowning. 

Money transfers from Denise Davidson to McDonald, as well as phone records and physical evidence recovered from the hotel where Gordon and McDonald were staying during the time of the murder, implicated McDonald in the murder scheme.

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