Death Warrant Signed For Double Murderer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of a double murder more than three decades ago is scheduled to die.

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed a death warrant for 55-year-old Michael Ray Lambrix, also known as Cary Michael Lambrix. The execution is scheduled for Feb. 11.

Lambrix was convicted of the 1983 killings of Clarence Moore and Aleisha Bryant. Prosecutors said he killed them after an evening of drinking at his trailer near LaBelle in Glades County.

The U.S. Supreme Court in 1997 upheld his death sentence in a narrow 5-4 vote, even though the sentence was based on factors later ruled unconstitutional. The court at the time said Lambrix could not benefit from later rulings, because by that time, his case had become final.