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April 11, 2019
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Alabama Attorney General
Attorney General Steve Marshall Statement on Stay of Execution for Death Row
Inmate Christopher Lee Price
(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall issued the following
statement following the granting of a stay of execution for death row inmate
Christopher Lee Price.
“Tonight, in the middle of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the family of Pastor
Bill Lynn was deprived of justice. They were, in effect, re-victimized by a killer trying to
evade his just punishment. This 11th-hour stay for death row inmate Christopher Price
will do nothing to serve the ends of justice. Indeed, it has inflicted the opposite –
injustice, in the form of justice delayed.
“On December 22, 1991, Bill Lynn was wrapping Christmas gifts for his grandchildren
when he was ambushed outside his home, slashed and stabbed with a sword dozens of
times. His killer has dodged his death sentence for the better part of three decades by
employing much the same strategy he has pursued tonight – desperately clinging to
legal maneuverings to avoid facing the consequences of his heinous crime.
“I can promise you this: Alabama will never forget victims. Justice will be had for
Pastor Lynn and his family. As for Christopher Price, his day of justice will come.”
Thursday evening, Judge Kristi Dubose, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of Alabama, granted Price’s second petition for a stay, which was later upheld
on appeal by the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Time ran out before the State’s
appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court could be considered late Thursday night.
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