TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of killing two people decades ago is scheduled to be executed in February.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant Monday for 55-year-old Michael Ray Lambrix, also known as Cary Michael Lambrix. The execution has been set for Feb. 11.
Lambrix was convicted of the 1983 killings of Clarence Moore and Aleisha Bryant. Prosecutors said he killed them after an evening of drinking at his trailer near LaBelle in southwest Florida, about 30 miles from Fort Myers.
The U.S. Supreme Court in 1997 upheld the death sentence by a narrow 5-4 vote, even though the sentence was based on factors later ruled unconstitutional. The court that year said Lambrix could not benefit from later rulings, because his case had become final by that time.