Florida court rejects inmate’s request for execution delay
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.