Newspaper Articles About Lambrix’s Case
A Parody Of Justice
St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, Fla.– Author: MARTIN DYCKMAN Date: Aug 31, 1997 “it’s not the sort of case that should leave anyone comfortable with his execution. His guilt is not exactly ironclad. His sentencing process wasn’t fair. Procedurally, the case has been a parody of justice.”
Woman Recants Testimony in Murder Case
Mike Hoyem Staff Writer News-Press Fort Myers — February 10, 2004 “A woman who helped put Cary Michael Lambrix on death row for two murders recanted her testimony Monday, saying she lied to jurors because she was scared by investigators.”
Witness Admits Affair With Investigator
Mike Hoyem Staff Writer News-Press Fort Myers — April 6, 2004 “A key witness against convicted killer Cary Michael Lambrix testified Monday she had an affair with a lead investigator in the case while Lambrix was being prosecuted.”
An Uncertain Capital Case
By MARTIN DYCKMAN, St. Petersburg Times Columnist — Published July 11, 2004 “At a hearing before a circuit judge three months ago, a witness who was instrumental in sending Lambrix to death row said under oath that she was having a brief affair with a lead investigator during the prosecution.”
Sexual Relationship Leads to New Trial Call Jacob Ogles
Staff Writer News-Press Fort Myers — July 21, 2006 “Lambrix’s hopes for a new trial emerged when Frances Ottinger, Lambrix’s girlfriend at the time of the murders, said she had sex with investigator Robert Daniels during Lambrix’s initial trials.”
Death Row Inmate Beaten to Death by Guards
Death Row News ~July 28, 1999~ Associated Press “The sounds of prisoners screaming in pain and of bodies being beaten keeps the inmates on the entire wing up all night,” inmate Mike Lambrix wrote in a letter to The Miami Herald dated July 6. “I can hear the officers forcibly taking inmates from their cells. The wretched sound of fists and boots striking flesh are unmistakable as is the sound of some kind of weapon (a stick or a broom handle?) being used.
They scream. They whimper. Then there is silence.” The Herald, which received the letter July 15, two days before Valdes died, asked Florida Institutional Legal Services, a Gainesville-based prisoner advocate group, to check out Lambrix’s allegations.”
Death-row inmate appears in court
~Ft Myers News-Press ~December 6th, 2006~Roseanne Eckert and William Hennis III argued in Lambrix’s appeals process Tuesday that it would have been crucial for the jury and defense attorneys to know whether Frances Ottinger, Lambrix’s girlfriend at the time he killed two people, had had an intimate relationship with Robert Daniels, a former state attorney’s office investigator.