February 12, 2015

USA: Halt Michael Lambrix’s Execution (UA 31/15)



Michael Lambrix has been denied clemency and his execution set for 11 February. Twenty-three years old when he was sent to Florida’s death row in 1984, he is now almost 56. He maintains that he acted in self-defense during the crime in question. 
1) Please write immediately in English or your own language:
  • Calling for the execution to be halted, denial of clemency reconsidered, and the death sentence commuted;
  • Expressing concern at the non-transparency of Florida’s clemency process, and the absence of any public explanation for the denial of clemency to Cary Michael Lambrix or any information about what investigation was conducted into his case for clemency and what its conclusions were;
  • Noting that Michael Lambrix denies pre-meditated murder and maintains that he acted in self-defense;
  • Noting that the state’s case was circumstantial, and pointing to the Hanzel recantation, and the non-unanimous jury recommendation for the death penalty;
  • Noting the recent Hurst v. Florida ruling of the US Supreme Court, and urging that at the very least all executions be put on hold in Florida pending resolution of the issues raised by the ruling.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to uan@aiusa.org with “UA 31/15” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.