Homeless ex-convict Linda Thompson told a judge going back to prison would be like going home, and asked for a 10 year sentence.
The Washington Post report shows strong evidence that police delay proved fatal for several club-goers.
Skye Mockabee was found on Saturday morning, but initial misgendering from police and media hampered reporting of her death.
Linda Thompson told police she had been beaten, turned away from a homeless shelter and no longer felt safe living on the streets.
The mom doesn't hold malice for the killer but instead for "the system which allowed it to happen.”
The promising young nurse was found stabbed in a hotel room near Biloxi, Miss., where she had traveled to attend a rodeo with friends.
A little more than a month after the Orlando massacre that left 49 dead, police in Fort Myers are investigating another case of deadly gunfire inside a nightclub.