A collection of thoughts, opinions and essays by Michael Lambrix, on Florida's death row for 34 years
Friday, May 26, 2017
Life On Death Row: WUFT Interview with Michael Lambrix (with audio)
Michael Lambrix Has Thrice Avoided Execution By Rebekkah Mar
May 26, 2017
Michael Lambrix, a 57-year-old death row inmate, walked into the small room with a smile as he greeted the lieutenant standing by the door. He’s in an orange jumpsuit, bulky handcuffs and prison guard by his side. The location: the Florida State Prison in Raiford. Lambrix joked with the lieutenant saying this wasn’t his first interview. Later, he says, “This is your show, I’m just along for the ride.”
M. Dale S. Recinella, Catholic Correctional Chaplain declares:
"As the state of Florida moves forward on a death warrant for Mr. Lambrix, they are asserting procedural bar against allowing a hearing on his evidence of self-defense and other late discovered evidence of innocence. The purpose of procedural bar in death penalty cases is so the state can kill people without giving them a chance to present late-discovered evidence of their innocence to the court. From a moral standpoint, every person of biblical faith should be outraged at any attempt by the state to use procedural bar in death penalty cases. Exodus 23:7 All persons of Catholic faith should be doubly outraged in light of the specific teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas that the execution of an innocent person is intrinsically evil. In principle, procedural bar should be banned in all death penalty cases. In this case specifically, the courts should order that the evidence be heard. Even a minimum of moral decency requires it"
Dale S. Recinella, Catholic Correctional Chaplain"