TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned inmate in Florida are scheduled to argue that his execution should be delayed after the U.S. Supreme Court found the state’s death penalty system to be unconstitutional.
Tuesday’s arguments are scheduled before the Florida Supreme Court, and Michael Lambrix is scheduled to die by lethal injection Feb. 11.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office argues that Lambrix should be executed as scheduled.
Lambrix was sentenced to death for the 1983 slayings of two people he met at a bar. Prosecutors said he killed them after inviting them home for a spaghetti dinner.
The U.S. Supreme Court found Florida’s death penalty system flawed because it allows judges, not juries, to decide death sentences.
Lambrix’s attorneys want the state to give their client a new sentencing hearing.
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