Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Stay of Execution for Death Row Inmate Christopher Lee Price

By  | April 12, 2019 | Filed under: News

Christopher Lee Price

 MONTGOMERY – On Friday, April 12 Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement following the granting of a stay of execution for death row inmate Christopher Lee Price:

“This evening, the state of Alabama witnessed a miscarriage of justice. Just days before Christmas in 1991, Christopher Lee Price brutally took the life of Pastor Bill Lynn. This horrendous crime left Pastor Lynn’s wife and family to grieve, and now, almost 30 years later, the family is still left with no closure.

To Pastor Lynn’s family, as well as the prosecutors and members of law enforcement who have worked on this case for years, I want to offer my assurance that I will continually fight to uphold the laws that bind our state. Rightfully administering justice is a necessary duty as governor of Alabama.”

The state of Alabama asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the execution to be carried out, but officials at the prison announced at 11:34PM  that they would not have time to carry out the execution before the execution date expired at midnight.

After a divided court ruled to stay the execution the state will now have to seek a new date if the courts allow the execution to proceed.

 

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