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Lawyers Facing Hurricane Irma Ask for Execution Delay

Lawyers Facing Hurricane Irma Ask for Execution Delay
People board up windows in preparation for Hurricane Irma, in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6, 2017. (Carlos Giusti/AP)

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:24 PM

Lawyers for a Florida man scheduled to be executed in October want a delay in last-minute court proceedings due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.

Attorney Martin McClain said in a motion filed Wednesday that he and other lawyers representing Michael Ray Lambrix live in the expected path of the Category 5 storm. He said the attorneys need time to help their families get ready. McClain in his motion said that the state is expected to oppose the delay.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday scheduled Lambrix's execution for Oct. 5.

The 57-year-old Lambrix, also known as Cary Michael Lambrix, was convicted of the 1983 killings of Clarence Moore and Aleisha Bryant. Prosecutors say he killed them after an evening of drinking at his trailer near LaBelle, about 30 miles from Fort Myers.

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Lawyers for a Florida man scheduled to be executed in October want a delay in last-minute court proceedings due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.
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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:24 PM
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