MONTGOMERY – 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.”
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