Florida court re­jects in­mate’s re­quest for ex­e­cu­tion de­lay

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

TAL­LA­HAS­SEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court has de­nied a con­demned in­mate’s re­quest to have his ex­e­cu­tion de­layed af­ter the high­est U.S. court ruled that Florida’s death penalty sen­tenc­ing sys­tem was un­con­sti­tu­tional. The Florida court on Fri­day de­nied Michael Lam­brix’s re­quest for a stay of ex­e­cu­tion. He is cur­rently sched­uled to be ex­e­cuted by lethal injection on Feb. 11. How­ever, the court said it will hear ar­gu­ments from the state and Lam­brix’s at­tor­neys on Feb. 2 about how the U.S. Supreme Court’s rul­ing ap­plies to cap­i­tal cases al­ready de­cided in the state.

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