Florida death row inmate to be executed Thursday

Lambrix Execution today
Lambrix Execution today
Posted at 5:40 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 16:18:58-04

FLORIDA (WTXL) - Death row inmate Cary Michael Lambrix is scheduled to be executed tonight for the 1983 murders of Aleisha Bryant and Clarence Moore in Hendry County.

Lambrix met Bryant and Moore at a LaBelle Bar and invited the pair to his mobile home for a spaghetti dinner, but they were killed outside the home.

The Florida Supreme Court has rejected arguments from the death row inmate that his life should be spared because a jury did not unanimously recommend that he receive the death penalty.

This has become a major issue since a January 2016 U.S. Supreme court decision that found Florida's death-penalty sentencing system unconstitutional because it gave too much authority to judges.

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked Governor Rick Scott to commute Lambrix's death sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Lambrix is schedule to be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. at the Florida State Prison.

He would be the second person executed since the supreme court decision.